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Press Release | Prichard Committee Reacts to SB1

February 17, 2017 UPDATE For More Information Contact: Michael Andrews, Communications Director 859-233-9849 xt 227 704-995-3662 (cell) michael.andrews@prichardcommittee.org    Senate Passes Omnibus Education Bill, Good for Standards, Careers and Closing Achievement Gaps State Still Needs an Ambitious Goal to Encourage Achievement LEXINGTON, KY – The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence has reviewed SB1, omnibus education […]

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PRESS RELEASE | Prichard Committee report shows KY schools moving closer to nation’s top 20, but still losing ground in some areas

December 8, 2016 Prichard Committee report shows KY schools moving closer to nation’s top 20, but still losing ground in some areas LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky has made important progress toward reaching the nation’s top tier of states on several indicators of education performance, but is flat or losing ground on others. The result: clear evidence […]

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2016 Statewide Results: An Excellence with Equity Report

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Press Release | 2016 Statewide Results: An Excellence with Equity Report

November 17, 2016 Latest state test scores show modest progress for some groups in narrowing achievement gaps, but far more challenges remain LEXINGTON, Ky. – The latest state test results reveal a mixture of good news and troubling challenges about Kentucky’s progress in narrowing achievement gaps among groups of students and delivering educational excellence with […]

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Achievement gaps undermine efforts to achieve educational excellence for all

Achievement gaps undermine efforts to achieve educational excellence for all LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky has made significant progress in education, but the state is not doing enough to close the academic achievement gaps that persist among different groups of students, according to a new report from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Closing those gaps is […]

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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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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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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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Louisville parents complete leadership training program

February 9, 2017 Louisville parents complete leadership training program  Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership is a national model for advocating excellence in education LOUISVILLE, KY – A group of Louisville parents recently completed the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership (GCIPL), a nationally recognized program to help them become more effective education advocates. The institute […]

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Prichard Committee Statement on Charter Schools

January 14, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 859-322-8999 (cell) brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Prichard Committee Statement on Charter Schools The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence conducted extensive research on issues related to the creation of charter schools, producing a report in 2014 – Charter Schools: An Informational Guide. The […]

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Press Release | Northern Kentucky parents complete leadership training program

January 31, 2017 Northern Kentucky parents complete leadership training program  Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership is a national model for advocating excellence in education LEXINGTON, KY – A group of Northern Kentucky parents recently completed the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership (GCIPL), a nationally recognized program to help them become more effective education […]

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40th in Preschool Enrollment (ages 3 & 4)

   See Full Report: Top 20 by 2020 Update (2016)

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24th in Students Earning AP College Credit in High School

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PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | Progress, Concern Evident in National Measures

Progress, Concern Evident in National Measures ‘Top 20 by 2020’ Update Shows Mixed Picture for Ky. Since ’08 A new look at national education indicators across a range of education issues shows uneven progress in Kentucky toward moving into the top tier of states. In more than half of the categories the Prichard Committee has […]

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