Kentucky Youth Advocates has published a powerful look at Kentucky’s present, frank and clear on pandemic damage, racial injustice, and how they intersect. That analysis appears in the opening essay of the newest Kids Count County Data Book and it’s essential reading for our times and for work on Kentucky’s Big Bold Future.
For Kelsey Lee of Morgantown, locking in quality child care was such a priority that she put her name on a top local provider’s waiting list while she was pregnant. More than five years later, she said that decision has helped her son be more than ready to thrive in kindergarten next year and in the school years ahead.
As we work toward Kentucky’s Big Bold Future, the Prichard Committee is considering implications for key groups within our commonwealth. Today, it is time to focus specifically on Latino Kentucky. The future we seek will require Latino talents and contributions and building that future will require sustained attention to Latino concerns and Latino success.
Here’s a first image to show us three big things about los estudiantes latinos de Kentucky.
A medida que trabajamos hacia el Gran Futuro Audaz de Kentucky, el Comité Prichard está considerando las implicaciones para los grupos clave dentro de nuestra colectividad. Hoy, es el momento de centrarse específicamente en la comunidad latina de Kentucky. El futuro que buscamos requerirá de talentos y contribuciones latinas y construir ese futuro requerirá de una atención continua a las preocupaciones y al éxito de ellos.
A continuación se muestra la primera imagen con tres aspectos importantes de los estudiantes latinos de Kentucky.
Each academic year a select group of Kentucky’s public schools perform better than expected on measures of educational achievement. These measures include things like the percentage of elementary students who achieve proficiency or distinguished in reading, or the proportion of less-advantaged middle school students who show a similar level of competency on the math assessment. Understanding the reasons for better-than-expected performance is fundamentally important.