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  • Founding Prichard Committee member Wade Mountz dies at age 95

    March 9, 2020

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    Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director, Communications & External Affairs
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    Wade Mountz
    Wade Mountz, a leading citizen advocate in the effort to improve education in Kentucky over the past four decades, died at age 95 on Thursday in Louisville. Well-known as a prominent health care executive, Mountz was an active…

  • Even with challenging budget pressures, House budget makes clear statement in support of education

    March 6, 2020

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    Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director, Communications & External Affairs
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    The following is a statement from Prichard Committee President & CEO Brigitte Blom Ramsey on the passage of the House budget. Visit our blog for a detailed analysis of education items in the House proposal.
    “The House of Representatives’ budget is a step in the…

  • Groundswell Gatherings to convene community members to discuss local education needs across state

    February 10, 2020

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    Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director, Communications & External Affairs
    (office) 859-233-9849
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    jessica.fletcher@prichardcommittee.org
    On Monday, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence’s Groundswell Initiative will kick off a series of meetings aimed at helping Kentuckians explore how to pave the path to a larger life through education. There are five Groundswell Gatherings scheduled…

  • Prichard Committee advocates $1 billion in additional education investment by 2026

    December 19, 2019
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    Brigitte Blom Ramsey, President/CEO
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    brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org
    (Brigitte Blom Ramsey is available for one-on-one interviews.)

    During the upcoming legislative session, the Prichard Committee has a Big, Bold Ask: $1 billion in additional funding by 2026 to address critical needs in education – from early childhood to postsecondary.
    The Prichard Committee, a statewide citizens’…

  • 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 Blom Ramsey, Executive Director
    (office) 859-233-9849
    (cell) 859-322-8999
    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 Blom Ramsey, Executive Director
    (office) 859-233-9849
    (cell) 859-322-8999
    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 Blom Ramsey, Executive Director
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    (cell) 859-322-8999
    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 Blom Ramsey, Executive Director
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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 Blom Ramsey, Executive Director
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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 Blom Ramsey, Executive Director
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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…

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