PRICHARD COMMITTEE STATEMENT | KY Charter Legislation Awaits Governor’s Signature – It’s in Everyone’s Interest, Especially Our Students, to Get this Right

March 16, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Michael Andrews, Communications Director 859-233-9849 ext. 227 704-995-3662 (cell) michael.andrews@prichardcommittee.org Kentucky Charter Legislation Awaits Governor’s Signature It’s in Everyone’s Interest, Especially Our Students, to Get this Right Yesterday, the Kentucky General Assembly, led by its new Republican majority, voted to authorize public charter schools for […]

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PERSPECTIVES MARCH 2017 | Andrews Named Communications Director

Michael Andrews recently joined the Prichard Committee as its communications director. Most recently, he was senior vice president for community engagement for the Arts & Science Council, the local arts agency in Charlotte, N.C., leading government relations, marketing and fund raising strategy. In this new position for the Prichard Committee, Andrews will lead communications and […]

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PERSPECTIVES MARCH 2017 | VIEWPOINT: The Time is Now to Provide Feedback on KY’s New Accountability System

The Time Is Now to Provide Feedback on Kentucky’s New Accountability System By Brigitte Blom Ramsey Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Commissioner Stephen Pruitt released his State of P-12 Public Education Report on February 22. The lead and major thread of that report was the need to do more to ensure that every one of Kentucky’s […]

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PERSPECTIVES MARCH 2017 | Student Voice Team Discussions Go Online

To elevate more independent student voices, the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team recently launched “Voices from the Front,” a new digital forum providing space for student thought and feedback on a range of education issues. The user-friendly blog format reaches out to youth-serving organizations and individuals for submissions, and by promoting posts across multiple social […]

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PERSPECTIVES MARCH 2017 | Town Halls on School Accountability

KY Department of Education (KDE) Commissioner Steven Pruitt is hosting town hall meetings across the state to hear community comments on the state’s new school accountability plan. Powerpoint for town hall meetings. Click here for more information. TOWN HALL MEETINGS | Kentucky Education Listens: Accountability Development All meetings are 6:30 – 8 p.m. local time. Wednesday, March […]

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PRICHARD COMMITTEE STATEMENT | SB153: A Positive Step for Postsecondary Investments, But State Must Provide More Guidance for Accountability

March 8, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Michael Andrews, Communications Director 859-233-9849 ext 227 704-995-3662 (cell) michael.andrews@prichardcommittee.org   Performance Funding Bill Clears House A&R Committee Headed for Full House Approval A Positive Step for Postsecondary Investments, But State Must Provide More Guidance for Accountability LEXINGTON, KY — The Kentucky House Appropriations & […]

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PRICHARD COMMITTEE STATEMENT | Senate Bill 1 Update

March 7, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Michael Andrews, Communications Director 859-233-9849 xt 227 704-995-3662 (cell) michael.andrews@prichardcommittee.org   Updated Statement on SB1 – An Act Related to Education   Omnibus Education Bill Clears House Education Committee, Headed for Full House Approval  Good for Standards, Careers and Closing Achievement Gaps State Still Needs […]

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Prichard Committee Statement on HB520

March 3, 2017 PRICHARD COMMITTEE STATEMENT ON HB520 Charter School Bill Passed by Kentucky House Raises new Questions Following Committee Amendments We are grateful to House Education Chair, John “Bam” Carney, for working with groups on all sides of the issue to arrive at a piece of legislation that benefits from charter successes and challenges […]

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February 28, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director Cory Curl, Associate Executive Director    Statement From The Prichard Committee For Academic Excellence House Bill 151 – An Act Relating to School Attendance “Neighborhood Schools” Bill Raises Significant Concern Questions Regarding Statewide Implications for Districts and Impact on Student […]

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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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