Historic divides of poverty, race and learning differences continue to hold back many students. We believe ALL students should have equitable opportunities to learn and succeed in school and in life.


We demand excellence through meaningful standards and robust accountability about school quality and student progress from early childhood through postsecondary education.


We study, inform and engage citizens to achieve the ambitious goal of moving Kentucky to the nation’s top tier in student achievement in this generation.

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit citizen’s advocacy group. The Committee continuously studies priority issues, informs the public and policymakers and engages citizens, business leaders, families, students, and others in a shared mission to move Kentucky to the top tier of all states for education excellence and equity for all children.

The Committee focuses on the direct impact of these endeavors on education quality and student success.

  • Student Voice
  • Parent Leadership
  • Community Engagement
  • Early Childhood
  • Excellent Teaching
  • School Climate & Culture
  • College & Career Readiness
  • Postsecondary Education


Kentucky’s New Accountability System: A Q-and-A Overview

1. How will elementary and middle school accountability work? Here’s an organizer showing the full system, combining varied data to calculate seven Indicators and set an Overall Rating for each school. 2. Where will the data come from? Here are the basics on each type...

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Four things a first year teacher should know, including remember your 16-year-old self. From @zfwright.

Teachers: What else would you add to this list?

Parents in Floyd County ➡️ Only TWO WEEKS left to register your child for @OnMyWayPrek which is a FREE preschool program. APPLY NOW ➡️https://t.co/N8549QcVWF

Congrats to #PCMember @KYNancyG for being recognized in The Lane Report: Women Worthy of Note https://t.co/zUpG4k5I1i

Commentary: Online Colleges Can Be Great for Students, but Accreditation Can Stifle Innovation. Focusing on Quality & Outcomes Can Help @The74 https://t.co/dd4vds53y2

At packed hearing, @FCPSKY school board approves tax increase for safety upgrade https://t.co/1C8A6AT2Og

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