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.
Rating the Ratings: An Analysis of the 51 ESSA Accountability Plans See Kentucky's Profile Authors Brandon Wright and Michael Petrilli Fordham's new analysis examines the plans submitted by all fifty states and the District of Columbia, and whether they are...read more
Building Blocks The Kentucky Early Childhood Cost of Quality Study Download Report PowerPoint Presentation CEELO Cost of Preschool Quality Tool (CPQ 2.0) Kentucky - Intermediate Scenario CEELO Cost of Preschool Quality Tool (CPQ 2.0) Kentucky - Minimum Scenario CEELO...read more
November 16, 2017 Prichard Committee Releases Study On Costs of Quality for Early Childhood Education LEXINGTON, KY – The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence today released the results of a year-long “Cost of Quality for Early Childhood Education” study to...read more