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


PRESS RELEASE | KY Teens Release Book on College Readiness

October 17, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Michael Andrews, Communications Director michael.andrews@prichardcommittee.org Kentucky Teens Release Book on College Readiness: Ready or Not Aims to Lift Student Voice in Education Policy ...

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Beverly Nickell Raimondo Leadership Award

2017 BEVERLY NICKELL RAIMONDO LEADERSHIP AWARD Call for Nominations | DEADLINE: October 27, 2017 The winner will be announced at the Prichard Committee annual meeting on Sunday, November 5. A press release will follow. DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM Beverly Nickell Raimondo...

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We hope it serves as a reminder that stdnts have so much to offer in the efforts to improve our schls, if only we will listen, @saharzadeh_.

Proud of @PCStuVoiceTeam and @saharzadeh_, exec.editor, for launch of BOOK of REAL KY STUDENT STORIES about college readiness! https://t.co/FLoh8CCAdq

Congrats to all our students and campuses! @KCTCSPresident @aikcu @EKUPrez @KyDeptofEd @GovMattBevin @tomsugar @halheinerKY @KHEAA https://t.co/V8Zvgd17ny

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