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.
From 2015 to 2018, Kentucky’s African American students faced “in-school removals” at astounding rates. Outside Jefferson County, there were more eighty removals per 100 African American students every year, with no net improvement over the four years. Jefferson...read more
Although the results of the recently concluded session of the General Assembly were limited, the Prichard Committee was encouraged by several education-related developments.Chief among them: the passage of the School Safety and Resiliency Act, the product of a...read more
We count on teachers – classroom teachers as well as counselors, librarians, coaches, and so many others in our schools – to contribute to the academic and personal growth of children in our lives and in our communities. Many of us can track our own life trajectories...read more