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  • Alice Sparks, a life member of Prichard Committee, passes away at age 86

    Alice Sparks of Fort Mitchell, a longtime member of the Prichard Committee and dedicated advocate for public education in Kentucky, died Thursday, Sept. 24 after being hospitalized with COVID-19. She was 86.

    She built a reputation as a dedicated community volunteer, serving and earning recognition from groups including Northern Kentucky University, the Northern Kentucky Fund of…

  • Breonna Taylor

    September 23, 2020

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    Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director, Communications & External Affairs
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    jessica.fletcher@prichardcommittee.org
    LEXINGTON, KY – On learning of the legal decision on Breonna Taylor’s killing, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is committed to speaking for justice and community, beginning with recognition that our commonwealth has failed to build structures where Black citizens…

  • Final Top 20 by 2020 Report

    September 22, 2020

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    Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director, Communications & External Affairs
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    jessica.fletcher@prichardcommittee.org
    LEXINGTON, KY – The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence met Monday evening as a kick-off to its two-week virtual annual meeting, titled “Education Excellence & Equity in a Changing World.” During the meeting, Prichard Committee President & CEO Brigitte Blom Ramsey announced…

  • 3rd Quarter Prichard Committee Board Meeting

    September 18, 2020

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    Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director, Communications & External Affairs
    (cell) 859-539-0511
    jessica.fletcher@prichardcommittee.org
    LEXINGTON, KY – During its third quarter meeting, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence Board of Directors unanimously voted to endorse YES4JCPS, a Jefferson County group supporting a ballot measure that would improve education outcomes with a focus on racial equity in…

  • Kentucky students report strong mental health impact of pandemic disruption in statewide survey

    August 12, 2020

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    Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director, Communications & External Affairs
    (cell) 859-539-0511
    jessica.fletcher@prichardcommittee.org

    Emanuelle Sippy, Student Director, Prichard Committee Student Voice Team
    studentvoiceteam@prichardcommittee.org
    Kentucky middle and high school students experienced significant behavioral and emotional changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the interruption in a traditional learning environment, according to The Prichard Committee Student Voice…

  • Kentucky parent survey shows families’ concern on child care amid pandemic

    July 23, 2020

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    Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director,
    Communications & External Affairs
    The Prichard Committee
    859-539-0511 (cell)
    jessica.fletcher@prichardcommittee.org
    LEXINGTON, KY – According to a recent survey of Kentucky parents and families, nearly 30% of respondents are struggling to find child care following the end of mandated closures in June due to the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, more than half of…

  • Prichard Committee Statement on Kentucky Board of Education’s actions

    July 10, 2020

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    Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director,
    Communications & External Affairs
    The Prichard Committee
    859-539-0511 (cell)
    jessica.fletcher@prichardcommittee.org”Congratulations to Dr. Jason Glass on being named the next Kentucky commissioner of education. The Kentucky Board of Education has chosen a highly experienced candidate with the capacity to return our state to its place as a national leader in educational improvement.

    We were…

  • Prichard Committee’s Student Voice Team Named a Civic Spring Project Grantee

    July 6, 2020

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    For more information, contact:
    Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director,
    Communications & External Affairs
    The Prichard Committee
    859-539-0511 (cell)
    jessica.fletcher@prichardcommittee.org
    Lexington, KY – The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence announced today that its Student Voice Team has been selected as one of six Civic Spring Project grantees.  The Student Voice Team will use its grant to work creatively over…

  • Black Minds Matter: Resources for racial equity in Kentucky’s schools

    Starting Monday, June 22, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence will host a week-long series of discussions on racial equity in Kentucky’s public schools. The series, titled Black Minds Matter, will focus on formulating solutions on how to close academic achievement gaps and postsecondary attainment gaps between African American students and their peers at the state and local levels.
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