Heine a panelist on episode of UK P20 Innovation Zone

In this episode of the UK P20 Innovation Zone, we focus on the topic of early child care and education. It is imperative for Kentucky children to receive opportunities for quality early child care and education programs. Our panelists today work in various professional capacities to assist parents and children in obtaining access to quality […]

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Silberman Speaks to Louisville Rotary/Mountz Receives Rotary Lifetime Achievement Award

“Wade Mountz Receives Louisville Rotary Lifetime Service Award,” SPARKS, Vol. 99, No. 37 (newsletter, 3MB), March 9, 2012, Rotary Club of Louisville

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WFPL: House Budget Includes $7.5 Million Less for Early Childhood Education

Fewer Kentucky children would be eligible for early childhood learning services under the proposed House budget being voted on this week after a subcommittee cut Gov. Steve Beshear’s $15 million allocation in half. “We have been hearing, as we talk to legislators, that this was going to be very hard in this tight budget time […]

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Please Contact House Leadership: Pre-k funding needs your help!

Kentucky’s two-year budgeting process continues in the House, with consideration of the budget in the full House. We need to continue to show our support for preschool funding during this critical time.  Thanks to you, the members of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee received 2,850 e-mail letters that were generated by our previous Action […]

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Beshear’s Early Childhood Initiatives May Encourage More Partnerships

The Prichard Committee’s Cindy Heine said Beshear’s proposal is a huge step in the right direction, but eventually she’d like to see legislation requiring public schools to collaborate with other community providers to offer children the best possible options. Some districts like Christian County Public Schools have already begun to form collaborations. “Instead of offering […]

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Business Lexington Burning Question: Should higher education be made more affordable to the average Kentuckian?

Stu Silberman, Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence (Read the Full Story): The answer to this question is a definite yes, for many reasons. To begin, a college degree nearly doubles annual earnings, according to a recent report by the Census Bureau. Second, the greater the number of students who complete college degrees, the greater the […]

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Stu Silberman Speaks Up for Languages

Prichard Committee chief, Stu Silberman, was honored by National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) as Outstanding Support for Early Language Learning for his work while superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools. Under Silberman’s leadership the number of world language programs in Lexington quadrupled, with 13 new elementary programs, including new Chinese and Japanese and three […]

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Kentucky Granted NCLB Flexibility Request

February 10, 2012 It was my honor this week to represent Kentucky at the White House press conference announcing the states who received the first-round waivers from No Child Left Behind (NCLB). From the announcement of the waiver process in September, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) team and partners have worked many hours to […]

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Silberman named to Tax Reform Commission

  Beshear names 23, including Todd and Silberman, to tax reform commission FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear has named 23 people, including former University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd Jr. and Stu Silberman, executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and former Fayette County school superintendent, to a commission that will draft […]

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KEAT Support of Placing Expanded Gaming on Ballot for People to Decide, Remarks by Stu Silberman

Press Conference – KEAT Support of Placing Expanded Gaming on Ballot for People to Decide February 9, 2012 Introduction –   KEAT is the Kentucky Education Action Team and it is made up of seven organizations.  The memberships in our organizations exceed 120,000 people and we represent the 650,000 school kids in Kentucky.  We are an […]

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