Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence

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  • National Assessment Confirms That Kentucky Education Progress Has Stalled Declining 4th Grade Reading Results, Lack of Improvement in Math and 8th Grade Reading

    October 30, 2019

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    brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.orgKentucky students have lost ground in  4th grade reading, according to results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress released today. The percent of students meeting or exceeding NAEP proficiency standards has declined from 40% in 2015 to 38% in 2017 to…

  • Prichard Committee names new members, officers

    October 21, 2019

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    brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.orgLEXINGTON, Ky. – Community leaders, educators and students were among the seven new members named recently to the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. The committee also elected new officers at its recent annual meeting.

    Wynn Radford, Hopkinsville, was named to chair the citizens’…

  • Candidates Discuss Education Priorities

    October 11, 2019

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    brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.orgLEXINGTON, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin and Jacqueline Coleman, who is the  Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, addressed the Prichard Committee’s annual meeting.

    Bevin noted that the purpose of public education from the earliest days of the nation was to create virtuous citizens,…

  • School Accountability System

    October 4, 2019

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    brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.orgA coalition of organizations representing business, education advocates, civil rights groups and community leaders have gathered to consider matters of equity in education. Members of the coalition issuing this statement include:

    Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
    Kentucky Coalition for English Learners
    Kentucky State Conference of NAACP…

  • 2019 Test Data

    October 1, 2019

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    brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.orgThe results released last night from the Kentucky Department of Education include a new rating system for Kentucky schools and evidence of student performance declining in most subject areas and for many student groups. The Prichard Committee urges all Kentuckians to study both the…

  • Warren County parent recognized with leadership award

    September 30, 2019

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    brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.orgLEXINGTON, Ky. – A Warren County parent described as being “dedicated to helping all students reach their potential” is the recipient of the 2019 Beverly Nickell Raimondo Leadership Award from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

    Allison Mefford “models parent leadership that is…

  • New Report from UK Center and Prichard Committee Highlights Kentucky Education “Bright Spots”

    September 24, 2019

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    (cell) 859-322-8999LEXINGTON, KY (September 24, 2019) – Kentucky schools districts that are educational bright spots are identified in a new report from The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the University of Kentucky conducted with support from and in partnership with…

  • David Jones Sr.

    September 9, 2019

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    brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.orgMr. Jones will long be remembered for his many accomplishments and contributions to his community, state and nation. But those of us working on behalf of Kentucky’s schools are particularly appreciative of his commitment to Kentucky’s children and to building a stronger education system…

  • 74% of Kentuckians Support Increased Funding for Quality Child Care, Early Education; More Likely to Support Gubernatorial Candidate with Strong Early Childhood Platform

    September 9, 2019
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    Findings from latest Prichard Committee Poll:

    74% of Kentuckians Support Increased Funding for Quality Child Care, Early Education; More Likely to Support Gubernatorial Candidate with Strong Early Childhood Platform
     
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – A large majority of Kentuckians favor increased state funding for low-income, working families to…

  • Press Release: Kentuckians Name Education as a Top Priority for State in Latest Prichard Committee Poll

    August 7, 2019

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    Lexington, KY – Education, jobs and health care remain top priorities for Kentucky voters heading into the 2019 gubernatorial election cycle, according to results from the second annual Education Poll of Kentucky released by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.
    The Mason-Dixon Poll,…