January 2012 Clip Packet

“Early education critical for state,” Kentucky New Era, December 23, 2011 “Mira Ball: Kentucky should recommit to children, restore funding for early care programs,” Kentucky.com, January 3 “Ex-mayor of Lexington becomes head of state education council,” Lexington Herald-Leader, January 4 “Kentucky education groups fight cuts,” The Courier-Journal, January 5 “Embracing the three E’s,” Business Lexington, […]

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KY Board of Education Issues Resolution to support KEAT

The Kentucky Board of Education voted to issue a resolution supporting the Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT), a coalition made up of representatives of education-related groups in the state. See the full text of the resolution at the end of this news release.

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In Conversation With Stu Silberman, Advocate, KSBA

  This month’s conversation is with Stu Silberman, former Daviess and Fayette county schools superintendent, who discusses his new role as leader of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. He also discusses the goals of the new Kentucky Education Action Team, a cadre of Kentucky education groups whose mission is to reverse the decline in […]

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Winter 2011 Perspectives

Featured in this 2011 Winter Perspectives Newsletter are several beneficial articles from the Prichard Committee: State’s ‘HANDS’ Program Helping New Parents Succeed; Beshear Promotes Pre-k Focus for Second Term; Momentum Supporting Pre-k Continues to Grow; Education Groups Unite to Spotlight Funding Needs; Committee Surveys Emerging Education Issues; Parent Institute Celebrates 15th Anniversary; Prichard, Chamber, State […]

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December 2011 Clip Packet

“Grants Help Berea College and Secondary School Students GEAR UP for College,” GEAR UP Press Release, October 21, 2011 “Parent leadership institute turns 15,” Kentucky Dept. of Education Newsletter, December, 2011 “Robert Sexton recognized,” Bulletin Board from PIE Network, December 9 “BESHEAR’S HOPE FOR GREATNESS IN PRE-K, TAX REFORM, NOT GAMBLING,” Lexington Herald-Leader, December 1 […]

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Comment on Kentucky — People We Should Look for in 2012

Jack Brammer, political writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader, “…someone else in education I would like to mention is Stu Silberman. He’s the new head of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and I think…I’ve heard only good things about him and so let’s just see what force he may be on the statewide scene.” (21:42) […]

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Prichard Committee and Coalition focuses on drop in education funding

On Jan. 4 the Prichard Committee participated in a press conference that received coverage from multiple media outlets. Public school funding has suffered deep cuts in the past four years, and that trend must be reversed in 2012, a new coalition of education groups said Wednesday.At a news conference in Frankfort, leaders of the groups said […]

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Business Community Asked to Get Involved in Pre-K Education

Prichard Committee joins local foundation in early childhood emphasis Local community members involved in business were asked for help in expanding educational offerings for preschool-age children. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, in conjunction with the North Central Education Foundation, hosted a meeting Monday  for local business leaders at Brown-Pusey House to discuss the Business […]

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Perspectives Special Report: Precision Pre-K, Newport Using Data to Improve Quality, Winter 2011

Covington, Ky- Teachers in the Newport school district are getting an unusually informative view of where their kindergarten students stand. For most students, teachers see data that not only shows how students performed on the ususal screening tests, but also how they fared in Head Start, the gains they made as three- and four-year-olds in […]

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August – November Clip Packet

“Downplaying our dropouts,” Lexington Herald-Leader, August 4 “Educators revamp methods,” Daily News, August 7 “ ‘Our greatest citizen leader’: Gov. Bert Combs shone during, after political career,” The Courier-Journal, August 14 “League Hosts Meeting in Connection with Education Study,” The Voter, August 2011 “Fayette’s new school chief starts his tenure,” Lexington Herald-Leader, September 1 “Education […]

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