Education Week Article: State Chambers of Commerce Defend Common Core

EDUCATION WEEK Published Online: January 28, 2014 Published in Print: January 29, 2014 (read the full story) Excerpt: “Public-Relations Tactics” “Some state chambers are watching Kentucky, because it was the first state to adopt the common-core standards. Kentucky has already administered its first assessment based on the standards. The state experienced drops in student scores, as anticipated, […]

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Silberman Interviewed on WKYT’s Kentucky Newsmakers

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Silberman’s Interview on Kentucky Newsmakers

Check out Stu Silberman’s interview with Bill Bryant on Kentucky Newsmakers on Sunday, Jan 12 (6 a.m. on WKYT and 10 a.m. on CW-Lexington). Also, a clip of the interview will be posted on WKYT’s website on Saturday, Jan. 11 around 7:45 a.m.

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Seven civic, education leaders named to Prichard Committee

December 19, 2013 NEWS RELEASE For More Information: Stu Silberman, Executive Director 859-229-8040 stu.silberman@prichardcommittee.org  Seven civic, education leaders named to Prichard Committee LEXINGTON, Ky. – Leaders in education, business and civic causes were among the seven new members named recently to the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Joining the statewide education advocacy group were: Andrew […]

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Student Voice Team Fact Sheet

Who We Are:  The Student Voice Team is comprised of a team of middle and high school students working closely with the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence to amplify the voices of Kentucky youth on the classroom impact of education policy issues.  The overarching vision is to position students as partners in improving Kentucky schools. […]

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Strengthening the Teaching Profession in Kentucky

Executive Summary, (208 kb, pdf) Full Report, (473 kb, pdf)

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Prichard Committee report focuses on teaching quality

December 18, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prichard Committee report focuses on teaching quality FRANKFORT, Ky. – Expanding Kentucky’s workforce of high-quality teachers is the focus of a report released Wednesday (December 18, 2013) by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. “Strengthening the Teaching Profession in Kentucky” was the result of a 14-month review of issues […]

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University of Kentucky to archive papers of education advocate Robert Sexton

“University of Kentucky to archive papers of education advocate Robert Sexton,” Lexington Herald-Leader, November 19, 2013

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Article: Beshear’s tax reform plan gathering dust alongside eight previous proposals

Lexington Herald-Leader article, “Beshear’s tax reform plan gathering dust alongside eight previous proposals” (Nov. 9, 2013) “Schools suffer Some members of the tax-reform commission said they’re not ready to surrender their campaign. “I’m still hopeful that we’re going to see something come out of it. Every group that I talk to knows that we’re going […]

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Article: KY school districts pay for study to push lawmakers to restore funding

Lexington Herald-Leader article, “KY school districts pay for study to push lawmakers to restore funding” (Nov. 7, 2013) “…Last month, Stu Silberman, head of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and former Fayette superintendent, and Ali Wright, a teacher from Lexington’s Lafayette High School, told lawmakers on a budget subcommittee what the cuts meant for […]

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