KY Schools are Making Connections to Enhance Language Arts Skills

December 11, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Kentucky Schools are Making Connections to Enhance Language Arts Skills: Focus of Prichard Special Report LEXINGTON, KY–Kentucky’s academic standards for English Language Arts set an expectation for reading, writing, listening and speaking across different disciplines.  Under the new standards, […]

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Congratulations to 2008 GCIPL Fellow Angie Major!

Congratulations to 2008 GCIPL Fellow Angie Major, Hopkinsville, KY for receiving the Hal & Bettye Thurmond Award! We share your story as an inspiration to others and we thank you for your dedication, intentional focus and tireless commitment to the students in Hopkinsville. The award is named for Hal Thurmond and his wife Bettye whose […]

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Making Connections: Language Art Skills Enhanced Across Genres

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Press Release: Prichard meeting focuses on increasing student achievement, closing gaps

November 16, 2015 Prichard meeting focuses on increasing student achievement, closing gaps LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Increasing the academic achievement of all students and closing the performance gaps that persist between student groups was the focus of the recent fall meeting of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. The two-day meeting in Louisville included presentations by […]

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Statement on Latest National Assessment for Education Progress Scores

October 28, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 859-322-8999 (cell) brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Prichard Committee Statement on Latest National Assessment for Education Progress Scores LEXINGTON, Ky. – The latest results from the National Assessment for Educational Progress, released today, show Kentucky’s students performing above national averages in fourth and […]

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Seminar focuses on business support for early childhood investments to build stronger future for state

October 20, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 859-322-8999 (cell) brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Seminar focuses on business support for early childhood investments to build stronger future for state FRANKFORT, Ky. – Building a stronger Kentucky by investing in quality early childhood programs was the focus of a seminar Tuesday […]

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Expanding Literacy: Reading, Writing Emphasized Beyond English Class

How Kentucky schools are expanding literacy beyond English class focus of Prichard special report LEXINGTON, KY–Kentucky’s new English, math and science standards support each other by connecting knowledge and skills across subjects; providing a deeper and more connected learning experience.  As a result, students are more engaged and teachers develop ownership of the curriculum. “Expanding […]

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K-PREP Results Show Strong Growth; Urgent Actions Needed to Close Achievement Gaps

October 1, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 859-322-8999 (cell) brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Results Show Strong Growth in College and Career Readiness; Urgent Call to Action to Close Achievement Gaps LEXINGTON, KY-The accountability results released this morning show strong growth in the college and career readiness of Kentucky’s high […]

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