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.
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.
JULY 2018 \\\\\ SOUTH HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY IN HENDERSON RELATIONSHIPS SPARK ACADEMICS Last summer, when Lydia Burnette of Henderson was thinking ahead to fifth grade at South Heights Elementary, she was called in for a special assignment: Casually loiter in the school...read more
Kentucky’s new education accountability plan – thoughts for policy and data people Geology students learn to distinguish among many different kinds of rocks, many of which appear exactly the same. Diorite, tonalite, monzonite, syenite, anorthosite – you could call...read more
Finding a Path – Navigating Kentucky’s New Education Accountability for Parents and Community Leadership
Over the next two years, state education leaders will be working to shift the ways they evaluate and communicate about student learning in Kentucky public schools and school districts. While I have 142 questions about how all of this will play out, here is one of the...read more