Prichard Committee Focuses on New Academic Standards

CARROLLTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s tough new academic standards defining what students should know before they graduate from high school offer exciting opportunities for progress, a group of teachers told the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence during its recent spring meeting. Beginning this fall, teachers and students across Kentucky will be working with a new set […]

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Prichard Committee Showcase

Our Teaching and Learning At Its Best Showcase this week offered us an exciting opportunity to share the math and literacy projects we’ve been piloting with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation over the last two years. Teachers reported these strategies are helping them engage students in stimulating and thoughtful ways and they are getting […]

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Prichard Committee names Silberman as new Executive Director

Veteran educator recognized as state, national leader for student achievement, school improvement LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 2, 2011)

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Perspectives Newsletter Fall 2010

Featured in this Perspectives Newsletter are several beneficial articles from the Prichard Committee: KY Moving Toward Top 20 in Many Areas; ‘ReadyKentucky’ Promotes Standards; Robert F. Sexton (1942-2010): Words and Influence of a Leader for Education; Prichard, CBE, KASC Publish Transition Index Data; Gates Foundation Hosts Panel to Hear Prichard Lessons; Institutes Enlist 57 to […]

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Perspectives Newsletter Summer 2010

Featured in this Perspectives Newsletter are several beneficial articles from the Prichard Committee: Wilhoit says US Schools Need to Make Big Changes Pilot Program Makes Math a ‘Productive Struggle’ Pew Grant Extends Prichard Pre-k Work Brant Promoting Pre-k Business Leadership Council Pre-k Expansion Bill Dies in Legislature Policy Center Sees Kentucky Students Rising Harvard Report […]

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Perspectives Special Report: Pre-K Success Story, Whitley County Sold on 20 Years of Gains, Summer 2010

Williamsburg, KY – When 299 graduates earned diplomas from Whitely County High School this June, it would have been hard to know which students might not have been there without the district’s 20-year investment in pre-k. Statistics, however, make it clear that the graduating class would likely have been much smaller. In 1990, just before […]

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Perspectives Special Report: Pre-k, To Go; Collaboration Brings New Access, Fall 2009

Hopkinsville, Ky- Beverly Campbell’s pre-k classroom is made to fit in tote bags. For the past two years, the veteran early childhood educator has hit the road, delivering public school pre-k lessons at a pair of day care centers here. In innovative partnerships, the Christian County school system is placing pre-k teachers in a handful […]

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CED Report: The Economic Promise of Investing in High-Quality Preschool

“The Economic Promise of Investing in High Quality Preschool: Using Early Education to Improve Economic Growth and the Fiscal Sustainability of States and the Nation,” Committee for Economic Development, 2006 This study, sponsored by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts, finds that American children, the United States’ economy and our society can greatly benefit […]

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