Team’s Push Wins Millions for Financial Aid

Team’s Push Wins Millions for Financial Aid The General Assembly will commit an additional $14 million over the next two years to help students afford college after a sustained push by the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team to boost funding for need-based college grants and scholarships. The Student Voice Team labeled its campaign the “Powerball […]

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Baumert, Edelen Retiring; Carroll Joins Team

Baumert, Edelen Retiring; Carroll Joins Team Cindy Baumert, director of the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership since 2013, recently announced her plans to retire at the end of June. Prichard Committee associate executive director, Cory Curl, will manage the parent institutes for the remainder of 2016. “We wish Cindy well in her retirement from […]

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2016 GCIPL Institutes Planned

2016 GCIPL Institutes Planned Three parent leadership institutes are taking shape to happen in the fall of 2016. Parents, caregivers, mentors, and other caring adults who work with public school students in the targeted areas can apply online now at prichardcommittee.org/our-initiatives/gcipl/apply-now/. Deadlines to apply to this nationally acclaimed training program are rapidly approaching. Institutes are […]

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Parent Spurs New Improvement Approach

Parent Spurs New Improvement Approach From Classrooms to Council, Engineering Background Proves Useful Mike Ekbundit’s background in engineering has heavily influenced his parent-volunteer work at schools in Bullitt County. Hands-on experiments as a classroom guest speaker and science fair judge were only a start. In his first year as a parent member of the school council […]

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Making Connections: Language Art Skills Enhanced Across Genres

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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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Finding Solutions: Standards Push Students Toward Real-Life Problems

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Collaboration for early childhood success focus of special Prichard report

April 9, 2015 Collaboration for early childhood success focus of special Prichard report Collaborative partnerships designed to provide high-quality, cost-effective services for Kentucky’s youngest learners and their families are featured in a special report released today (April 9, 2015) by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. “Pre-K Collaboration in Kentucky: Maximizing Resources for Kindergarten Readiness” provides […]

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Perspectives: January 2015

GREATER UNDERSTANDING SOUGHT ON CHARTER SCHOOLS Kentucky citizens and policymakers should approach the politically charged issue of allowing charter schools as informed and savvy decision makers, according to the Prichard Committee. Rather than joining the issue by taking sides, the group recently took a leading role in the discussion by providing fair, measured information. Until better […]

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