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


2018 Budget Release

For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director (office) 859-233-9849 (cell) 859-322-8999 brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Perry Papka, Senior Policy Director (office) 859-233-9849 (cell) 859-421-2395...

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Noraa Ransey is certain that she was born to be a teacher. Actually, she can be even more precise: “I love teaching third graders to read — getting struggling students caught up and pushing them to places they didn’t think they could reach.” Reflecting on 12 years in...

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From @DrSPruitt: Please join me in keeping Marshall County High School and the community in our thoughts and prayers in the wake of this morning’s tragic school shooting. State Emergency Management has notified @KyDeptofEd. One person has died and others have been injured. (1/2)

KCTCS reaches milestone with three million students having completed workforce training since 2000 https://t.co/CeN1mh9AoL

By working together we can all share in the satisfaction that we have provided for the educational needs of all children, and have built a district where students, parents, teachers, and staff feel they are welcome and that they belong. @MCPSchools #JoyfulLeaders

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