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To provide a public voice advocating for continually improved education for all Kentuckians.

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Beverly Nickell Raimondo Memorial Fund

Beverly Nickell Raimondo Memorial Fund If you would like to make a donation in memory of Beverly Nickell Raimondo, Director Emeritus of the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership. Please click here. Beverly Raimondo, a 22-year member of the Prichard Committee leadership team who created the popular and long-running Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, […]

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Tireless Advocate for Parent Leadership Passes Away

June 24, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Tireless Advocate for Parent Leadership Passes Away   Beverly Raimondo, a 22-year member of the Prichard Committee leadership team who created the popular and long-running Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, died on June 23. In 1991, Raimondo […]

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Register now! Ready Kids Conference (July 11-13)

REGISTER NOW! Ready Kids Conference: Reaching for the Stars July 11-13, 2016 We look forward to welcoming you to Kentucky’s premier childhood event hosted at The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY. The full conference registration includes all sessions during the three-day conference. A one-day conference registration includes all sessions, including lunch on Tuesday, July […]

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New report looks at Kentucky education progress, challenges

June 9, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 859-322-8999 (cell) brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org New report looks at Kentucky education progress, challenges FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence provides an overview of education developments that began with […]

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Committee Releases Postsecondary Guiding Principles

June 16, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Perry Papka, Senior Policy Director 859-233-9849 perry.papka@prichardcommittee.org   Postsecondary success focus of guiding principles LEXINGTON, Ky. – Providing a framework for a productive discussion on the future of postsecondary education in Kentucky is the goal of a series […]

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Title Page ECE Study Group Report 2015

Progress and Next Steps for Early Childhood in Kentucky: Birth through Third Grade A report of the Early Childhood Education Study Group The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence would like to thank the Early Childhood Education Study Group and additional individuals for their contribution to the development of this report and the recommendations it contains. […]

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Expanding Literacy: Reading, Writing Emphasized Beyond English Class

How Kentucky schools are expanding literacy beyond English class focus of Prichard special report LEXINGTON, KY–Kentucky’s new English, math and science standards support each other by connecting knowledge and skills across subjects; providing a deeper and more connected learning experience.  As a result, students are more engaged and teachers develop ownership of the curriculum. “Expanding […]

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New Education Guides & Glossary Released!

New Education Guides And Glossary Support Public Engagement With Kentucky Education LEXINGTON, KY –Parents, students, and other Kentuckians can learn more about Kentucky’s public schools using new resources just released by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.  The 2015 editions of the Kentucky EdGuides and the Glossary of Kentucky Education Terms are available for free […]

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Uncovering the Tripwires to Postsecondary Success

“Uncovering the Tripwires to Postsecondary Success” includes research and insights from interviews conducted with over 200 Kentucky students, parents, teachers, business leaders, policymakers, politicians, and researchers.  The investigation focuses on the theme of inequality in the postsecondary transition process. “As students on the cusp of postsecondary transitions ourselves, we are especially interested in learning what it […]

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Progress in Kentucky Education: Higher Standards, Assessments & Teaching

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Finding Solutions: Standards Push Students Toward Real-Life Problems

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2014 Edition: KY EDGUIDES

These Kentucky EdGuides are a new Prichard Committee publication, designed to help students, parents, and other Kentuckians learn about our public school system and join us in advocating for excellence in education for every Kentucky child. Each EdGuide addresses a single major topic in two pages or less, sharing basics of Kentucky’s education law, information […]

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Why Knowledge Matters: New Imperatives & New Opportunities for KY to Champion a Well-Rounded Education

Why Knowledge Matters: New Imperatives & New Opportunities for KY to Champion a Well-Rounded Education

  Here is the POWERPOINT PRESENTATION used in the webinar. For the last 25 years, Kentucky has led the nation in promoting a well-rounded education for all students. New research underscores why this approach remains essential for each and every Kentucky child. Please join us for a webinar discuss new insights into how building knowledge and vocabulary […]

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Performance & Outcomes-Based Funding: Lessons for Accountable Investment for Postsecondary Progress in Kentucky A Symposium of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence & the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Frankfort, Kentucky June 29, 2016 SPEAKER BIOS Kentucky’s Postsecondary Landscape – A View Since Reform (1997) Dr. John Thelin, University Research Professor and Professor […]

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A Citizens Guide to Kentucky Education

A Generation of Kentucky Education: Reform, Progress, Continuing Challenges     “In Kentucky, an entirely new philosophy of management is being put into place which is based on … accountability. That kind of creative thinking is government’s best role in education – setting goals, providing incentives, and then demanding accountability.” President George H.W. Bush, April […]

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