PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | State Debuts New Ratings for Early-Years Programs

State Debuts New Ratings for Early-Years  Programs Kentucky  launched  a  new  five-star   tiered quality rating and improvement system in July for all early care and education programs that receive public funding. The new system, known as Kentucky All STARS, is designed to recognize public preschool, child care centers, and Head Start programs for continuous quality […]

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PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | RETROSPECTIVE: ‘Education is the Path to a Larger Life’

‘Education is the Path to a Larger Life’ The first report of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence was released in 1985, when Dot Ridings served as the committee’s chair. The Path to a Larger Life was published, according to then-executive director Robert Sexton, “so that the public can get in on the conversation about […]

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PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | Brown Foundation Grant Boosts Early Ed., Postsecondary Efforts

Brown Foundation Grant Boosts Early Ed., Postsecondary Efforts The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence plans to expand key statewide education initiatives rang- ing from school readiness to postsecondary success, thanks in part to a grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation. The Foundation’s $425,000, two-year award was made for the grant, “Kentucky Leads the Nation […]

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PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | More Attention Sought for Advanced Achievement

More Attention Sought for Advanced Achievement LEXINGTON — States and school districts need to move increasing numbers of students succeed in the most challenging classes and score well above the “proficient” level, according to Jonathan Plucker, a professor of talent development at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Speaking in October at the annual meeting of […]

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PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | Three ’16 Sessions Produce New Fellows

Three ’16 Sessions Produce New Fellows Institutes Reach N.Ky, E.Ky.,  Louisville Parents from Northern Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky, plus a class that will finish the institute in Louisville in December, mark the most recent fellows in the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership. Launched by the Prichard Committee in 1997, the institutes offer training to […]

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PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | VIEWPOINT: Accountability — With Equity, Engagement

VIEWPOINT | Accountability — With Equity, Engagement In the coming months, Kentucky educators and education leaders will be working feverishly toward a new assessment and accountability sys- tem that meets federal requirements and deadlines. At the center of this massive project, two important concepts stand out in the Every Student Succeeds Act with big implications for […]

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PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | Student Voice Team Looking Deeper at College Readiness

Student Voice Team Looking Deeper at College Readiness The  Prichard  Committee’s  Student  Voice  Team is digging deeper into its 2015 findings about factors that hinder high school graduates success in college for a follow-up report on college readiness issues. The analysis of how Kentucky students define and experience college readiness has included visits to three rural […]

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PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | New Achievement Gap Analysis Published

New Achievement Gap Analysis Published A Prichard Committee analysis of 2016 state school report card results shows that as a group, students with identified disabilities closed achievement gaps with other students in reading, math, college- or career-readiness and narrowed gaps on other indicators. The analysis is the first annual effort to raise awareness about achievement […]

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PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | Accountability Rewrite Offers Opportunity to Set Big Goals

Accountability  Rewrite Offers Opportunity to Set Big Goals LEXINGTON — New federal requirements for state education accountability systems should help Kentucky and other states paint a better picture of how students are progressing and what school systems are accomplishing. At the annual meeting of the Prichard Committee, Kati Haycock, chief executive of The Education Trust […]

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PRESS RELEASE | Prichard Committee calls for ambitious goals, better tests as part of state accountability system

December 29, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org   Prichard Committee calls for ambitious goals, better tests as part of state accountability system Ambitious goals, greater transparency and better tests are among the recommendations of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence for the state’s new accountability system. […]

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