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.
The school days seem long this time of year for a teacher. Especially, as the days stay cold and the stresses of testing begin peeking around the corner. For Kentucky teachers, this time of year has coincided with rhetoric and action from the state Capitol that leaves...read more
What is likely to happen to costs when a school district loses 5% of its enrollment? Here comes some thinking and some estimation on some key factors, starting from the simplified budget for a imaginary district serving 2,000 students shown below. If that district...read more
Senate Bill 175 is up for consideration tomorrow before the House Education Committee, having already passed the Senate on February 25th. The legislation mainly makes changes and clarifications to Kentucky’s accountability model enacted by Senate Bill 1 in 2017. This...read more