Retirement Announcement

Prichard Committee Members, Staff, and Friends, It is with mixed emotions that I write to let you know I will be retiring, effective September 4, 2015. This comes after four years of service with the Prichard Committee and 41 years in education serving students and their families. I want you to know that I share […]

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In case you missed the live coverage…

Prichard Committee Student Voice Team Testifies to House Education Committee Feb. 24, 2015 KET Archive Coverage: http://www.ket.org/legislature/archives/?nola=WGAOS+016068&session=wgaos+016 (Starting at 9 min 12 sec) Lexington Herald-Leader coverage written by Linda Blackford: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/02/24/3711653/students-persuade-house-panel.html

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Students Testify on Superintendent Screening Bill February 24, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Rachel Belin Prichard Committee Student Voice Team Director Mobile: (859) 396-6362 Email: rbelin@prichardcommittee.org Facebook: facebook.com/pcstuvoiceteam Twitter: @pcstuvoiceteam Students Testify on Superintendent Screening Bill FRANKFORT–Three high school students testified in front of the House Education Committee Tuesday, February 24 on […]

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Courier-Journal Article: “Add students to superintendent search teams”

Special to the Courier-Journal By: Nicole Fielder, Eliza Jane Schaeffer and Susie Smith Feb. 6, 2015 “When Fayette County Public Schools began looking for a new superintendent late last year, members of the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team asked the school board to include a student representative on the screening committee. Although board members told […]

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Prichard Committee’s Student Voice Team ‘does democracy’

Special to the Louisville Courier-Journal by: Rachel Belin Feb. 6, 2015 “For years, while mobilizing parents and civic business leaders to push for better Kentucky schools, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence had considered the idea of including students in its work. But it took young people themselves, in sync with adult leadership, to make […]

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Press Release: Kentucky Students Fight to be Included in School Governance

February 3, 2015  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rachel Belin Prichard Committee Student Voice Team Director Phone: (859) 396-6362 Email: rbelin@prichardcommittee.org Facebook: facebook.com/pcstuvoiceteam Twitter: @pcstuvoiceteam Kentucky Students Fight to be Included in School Governance FRANKFORT – Legislation proposed by a group of middle and high school students was filed today in the Kentucky General Assembly by […]

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Student Voice Team’s legislation filed by Rep. Graham

The Prichard Committee’s Student Voice Team’s legislation asking to have a student placed on the screening committee has been filed by Rep. Derrick Graham. Below is a snippet from an article that appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader about the legislation and possible concerns in the Senate. “Proposed legislation would allow students to join superintendent search […]

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Student Voice Team on WFPL Radio in Louisville

“Should Kentucky Students Have a Say in Superintendent Selections?” WFPL News in Louisville Feb. 4, 2015 by: Devin Katayama As the legislative campaign to allow students to sit on superintendent hiring committees continues, the support and media attention grows. Here is an interview between Devin Katayama (WFPL), Susie Smith, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar […]

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PC Member Mary Gwen Wheeler focus of Courier story

Prichard Committee member Mary Gwen Wheeler and her husband David Jones, Jr. were the focus of a story in the Louisville Courier Journal.  Here is a snippet from that article. “Power couple share a passion for education” Feb. 4, 2015 written by: Allison Ross Louisville Courier-Journal “Dinner conversations have gotten more lively around Mary Gwen […]

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Perspectives: January 2015

GREATER UNDERSTANDING SOUGHT ON CHARTER SCHOOLS Kentucky citizens and policymakers should approach the politically charged issue of allowing charter schools as informed and savvy decision makers, according to the Prichard Committee. Rather than joining the issue by taking sides, the group recently took a leading role in the discussion by providing fair, measured information. Until better […]

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