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Achievement gaps undermine efforts to achieve educational excellence for all

August 18, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 859-322-8999 (cell) brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org   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 […]

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Symposium focuses on new funding approach for Kentucky’s postsecondary institutions

August 10, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACTS Brigitte Blom Ramsey | Executive Director Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence 859-233-9849 Perry Papka | Senior Policy Director Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence 859-233-9849 Jessica Fletcher | Director of Communications   Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 502-848-8731   Symposium focuses on new funding approach for Kentucky’s postsecondary institutions FRANKFORT, Ky. […]

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Students As Partners: Integrating Student Voice in the Governing Bodies of KY Schools

For Immediate Release: August 9, 2016 Contact: Rachel Belin, Prichard Committee Student Voice Team Director Mobile: (859) 396-6362 Email: rbelin@prichardcommittee.org   Kentucky Youth Release Students As Partners Report EMINENCE, KY- On Tuesday, a group of young people released Students as Partners, a report detailing the widespread lack of student inclusion on Kentucky school governance bodies […]

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Prichard Committee Statement on Kentucky’s High School Graduation Gap

July 26, 2016  Prichard Committee Statement on Kentucky’s High School Graduation Gap This new report “For All Kids, How Kentucky is Closing the High School Graduation Gap for Low-Income Students” provides clear evidence of the importance of Kentucky’s sustained commitment to building a system of educational excellence that gives all students the opportunity to succeed. […]

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Why Knowledge Matters: New Imperatives & New Opportunities for KY to Champion a Well-Rounded Education

Why Knowledge Matters: New Imperatives & New Opportunities for KY to Champion a Well-Rounded Education

  Here is the POWERPOINT PRESENTATION used in the webinar. For the last 25 years, Kentucky has led the nation in promoting a well-rounded education for all students. New research underscores why this approach remains essential for each and every Kentucky child. Please join us for a webinar discuss new insights into how building knowledge and vocabulary […]

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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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Committee Releases Postsecondary Guiding Principles

June 16, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Perry Papka, Senior Policy Director 859-233-9849 perry.papka@prichardcommittee.org   Postsecondary success focus of guiding principles LEXINGTON, Ky. – Providing a framework for a productive discussion on the future of postsecondary education in Kentucky is the goal of a series […]

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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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Uncovering the Tripwires to Postsecondary Success

“Uncovering the Tripwires to Postsecondary Success” includes research and insights from interviews conducted with over 200 Kentucky students, parents, teachers, business leaders, policymakers, politicians, and researchers.  The investigation focuses on the theme of inequality in the postsecondary transition process. “As students on the cusp of postsecondary transitions ourselves, we are especially interested in learning what it […]

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Progress in Kentucky Education: Higher Standards, Assessments & Teaching

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2014 Edition: 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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Excellence with Equity: It’s Everybody’s Business https://t.co/dNCi7CDCIe. #closethegapky pic.twitter.com/VGwzz9eD3c — Prichard Committee (@prichardcom) August 18, 2016 Most gaps expand from kindergarten to graduation, confirming that improvement is needed at all grade levels. #closethegapky — Prichard Committee (@prichardcom) August 18, 2016 Achieving excellence will mean demanding Excellence & Equity. #closethegapky https://t.co/dNCi7CDCIe pic.twitter.com/VyHbG9hIwF — Prichard Committee (@prichardcom) […]

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ACT results show far too few Kentucky high school graduates have academic preparation they need for postsecondary pursuits

August 24, 2016   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Cory Curl, Associate Executive Director 859-233-9849 cory.curl@prichardcommittee.org   ACT results show far too few Kentucky high school graduates have academic preparation they need for postsecondary pursuits ACT results from the graduating class of 2016 released today indicate that […]

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Excellence with Equity: It’s Everybody’s Business

Today, we released Excellence with Equity: It’s Everybody’s Business, a report that details findings and recommendations from a group of Kentuckians to address the Commonwealth’s education achievement gaps. The report makes clear that the work of addressing Kentucky’s achievement gaps is everybody’s business. Along with parents, students, educators, and other citizens, we need policy, education, […]

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Join Us! Webinar on Closing the Attendance Gap

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS WEBINAR SERIES Closing the Attendance Gap  How Communities Can Lead the Way to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism Thursday, September 1, 2016 | 7:30 – 8:30 pm ET Kentucky has a long history of providing high-impact wrap-around supports for children who need an extra hand to make it to school each day ready to learn. […]

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