Herald-Leader Interview on Charter Schools

Merlene Davis: An education professional suggests that instead of charter schools we improve the ones we have Lexington Herald-Leader, January 24, 2015 “Stu Silberman, executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, remains neutral in the debate on whether charter schools should be allowed a foothold in Kentucky.”If you say, ‘Stu, do me a paper […]

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Louisville attorney named chair of Prichard Committee

November 25, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Louisville attorney named chair of Prichard Committee LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville attorney Franklin K. Jelsma has been elected chair of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a statewide citizens advocacy organization focused on improving Kentucky’s schools. Jelsma is managing partner of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, vice chair of the […]

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November 19, 2014   Charter schools, ‘Deeper Learning’ provide focus of Prichard Committee fall meeting  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Charter schools and learning strategies that emphasize students applying what they have learned in real world situations provided the focus of the recent meeting of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. The issue of charter schools has been […]

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November 14, 2014   Governor proclaims Public Engagement in Education Day Commemorates Prichard Committee town hall meetings of 1984 FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed Nov. 15, 2014, as Public Engagement in Education Day, commemorating a history-making event in 1984 that documented widespread interest in improving Kentucky’s schools. The proclamation is to be […]

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GCIPL Highlighed in Education Week Video

“Grooming Parents to Take the Lead“ Education Week Video by: Scott Utterback Vol. 33, Issue 11 Published December 17, 2013 “A program in Kentucky recruits and trains parents committed to leading projects in their schools and communities, equipping them with the tools they’ll need to help boost student achievement. The Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent […]

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Education leader named associate executive director of Prichard Committee

March 27, 2014 LEXINGTON, Ky. – An education and public policy leader has been named associate executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Brigitte Blom Ramsey succeeds Cynthia Heine, who is retiring after 31 years of service with the Committee. Ramsey, of Falmouth, has been director of strategic resources and public policy of […]

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Kentucky: Continue investing in childhood

Kentucky: Continue investing in childhood published in The Courier-Journal, March 23, 2014 By Mira Ball and Lawrence W. Hager, Jr. Kentucky’s lawmakers have created a strong foundation for the state’s early childhood education and development programs. Now, they have the opportunity to ensure continued and meaningful progress in this vital area in the budget they […]

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Economic Benefits of Early Childhood Programs Report Released

FRANKFORT, KY (March 13, 2014) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky business leaders urged support for quality early childhood care and education programs after they announced a report showing that investments in such programs provide a significant economic boost for businesses and help develop a skilled workforce. The America’s Edge report shows investments in high-quality […]

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Our Kids Can’t Wait Toolkit, Presentations & Media Coverage

“Photos from the Education Summit,” by Lonnie Harp, November 21, 2013 Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT) Message: “Our Kids Can’t Wait; Expectations Up, Resources Down“ “Our Kids Cant Wait Toolkit“ (pdf) Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday’s presentation, November 21, 2013 “Local leaders charged to educate legislators on critical school funding situation,” press release, November 22, 2013 […]

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Kentucky businesses, foundations support parent leadership institute

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The strong financial support of Kentucky businesses, foundations and universities enabled 87 parents, caregivers, and mentors of students in Kentucky’s public schools to receive high-quality leadership training in 2013 from the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership (GCIPL), an initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Institutes were held in three […]

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