Prichard Committee Statement on Hiring of New Commissioner of Education

September 23, 2015   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Prichard Committee Statement on Hiring of New Commissioner of Education We are very pleased with the Kentucky Board of Education’s decision to hire Dr. Stephen Pruitt as Kentucky’s next Commissioner of Education. We have every confidence that he is the right person to sustain Kentucky’s three decades-long commitment […]

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Prichard Committee Statement on 2015 Act Results

August 26, 2015 Prichard Committee Statement on 2015 Act Results The ACT results released today by Kentucky Department of Education show positive trends for the 2015 graduating class overall, but raise concerns about whether African American, Hispanic, and American Indian students are receiving the full support they need and deserve. The good news is that […]

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WKMS Interview with Kate Lochte

Prichard Committee Refocuses on Post-Secondary Education Kentucky’s Prichard committee for Academic Excellence, a nationally recognized education advocacy organization, sees a leadership change when Executive Director Dr. Stu Silberman’s retirement is effective September 4th. This past April, the Prichard Board selected Brigitte Blom Ramsey to move into the directorship. This month, Prichard has highlighted its intentions […]

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Prichard Committee renews postsecondary focus, hires senior policy director

August 11, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prichard Committee renews postsecondary focus, hires senior policy director LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a nationally recognized education advocacy organization, is renewing its focus on the area that provided the foundation of its work: postsecondary education. The citizens’ group began in 1980 as the Committee on […]

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Silberman & Ramsey on KET’s One-to-One with Bill Goodman

Check out the video of Bill Goodman’s interview with Stu Silberman and Brigitte Blom Ramsey as they discuss the transition between Stu’s retirement and Brigitte’s new role as executive director and the ongoing activities at the Prichard Committee.

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KASA awards Silberman & Bathon with William T. Nallia Award

We are proud to announce that the Kentucky Association Of School Administrators awarded Stu and Prichard Committee member Justin Bathon with the 2015 William T. Nallia Award during a special ceremony  at their statewide conference this week in Louisville. The award honors an education leader who reflects the spirit of innovation and cutting edge leadership […]

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Education Policy Leader Named Associate Executive Director of Prichard Committee

June 22, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Education Policy Leader Named Associate Executive  LEXINGTON, Ky. – Education advocate and policy leader Cory Curl has been named associate executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Curl’s appointment is effective September 7, 2015. She will succeed Brigitte Blom Ramsey, named recently as executive director of the […]

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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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Ambition Grant To Measure Campbell Jr. High Student Voice

AMBITION GRANT TO MEASURE CAMPBELL JR. HIGH STUDENT VOICE Audit part of Prichard Committee program to position students as partners in improving education WINCHESTER, Ky., (April 28, 2014) — How engaged are Campbell Junior High students in creating the environment they want at their new school, and how much of a voice do they have in […]

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Education leader named Prichard Committee executive director

April 27, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Education leader named Prichard Committee executive director LEXINGTON, Ky. – An education policy leader and long-time advocate for Kentucky’s children has been named executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Brigitte Blom Ramsey was chosen by the committee’s board of directors to succeed Stu Silberman, who will […]

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