PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | Progress, Concern Evident in National Measures

Progress, Concern Evident in National Measures ‘Top 20 by 2020’ Update Shows Mixed Picture for Ky. Since ’08 A new look at national education indicators across a range of education issues shows uneven progress in Kentucky toward moving into the top tier of states. In more than half of the categories the Prichard Committee has […]

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PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | Prichard Report Highlights Charter School Fundamentals

Prichard Report Highlights Charter  School Fundamentals The Prichard Committee’s 2014 primer on charter school issues was summarized at a November special study session of the State Board of Education focused on learning more about charter schools. The meeting drew an overflow crowd after election victories gave Republicans a majority in the state legislature and made […]

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PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | A Gift Toward Kentucky’s Future

  A Gift Toward Kentucky’s Future THE ROLL CALL of early supporters of the Prichard Committee who have died since our battle for better education began in the early 1980s reminds us of how much they gave to improve our schools and the challenge we still face in the struggle for our children’s future. Three […]

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PERSPECTIVES WINTER 2016 | Early Learning Study Funded

Early Learning Study Funded A $50,000 grant from The Northern Kentucky Family of Funds of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will finance the Early Childhood Provider Cost of Quality study in Kentucky. The study, led by the Prichard Committee, will provide information to policymakers and legislators about targeted long-term investments and the importance of adequate fees […]

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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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