Press Release | Prichard Committee Reacts to SB1

February 17, 2017 UPDATE For More Information Contact: Michael Andrews, Communications Director 859-233-9849 xt 227 704-995-3662 (cell) michael.andrews@prichardcommittee.org    Senate Passes Omnibus Education Bill, Good for Standards, Careers and Closing Achievement Gaps State Still Needs an Ambitious Goal to Encourage Achievement LEXINGTON, KY – The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence has reviewed SB1, omnibus education […]

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Louisville parents complete leadership training program

February 9, 2017 Louisville parents complete leadership training program  Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership is a national model for advocating excellence in education LOUISVILLE, KY – A group of Louisville parents recently completed the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership (GCIPL), a nationally recognized program to help them become more effective education advocates. The institute […]

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Prichard Committee Statement on Charter Schools

January 14, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 859-322-8999 (cell) brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Prichard Committee Statement on Charter Schools The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence conducted extensive research on issues related to the creation of charter schools, producing a report in 2014 – Charter Schools: An Informational Guide. The […]

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Press Release | Northern Kentucky parents complete leadership training program

January 31, 2017 Northern Kentucky parents complete leadership training program  Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership is a national model for advocating excellence in education LEXINGTON, KY – A group of Northern Kentucky parents recently completed the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership (GCIPL), a nationally recognized program to help them become more effective education […]

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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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Louisville education advocate named to Prichard Committee LEXINGTON, KY. – A Louisville education advocate has been named to the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a statewide citizens’ group working to improve Kentucky’s schools. Veeko Lucas is a senior manager for The New Teacher Project, a national nonprofit focused on improving the quality of public education […]

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Press Release | Northern Kentucky education leaders named to Prichard Committee

Northern Kentucky education leaders named to Prichard Committee LEXINGTON, KY. – Two education leaders from Northern Kentucky have been named to the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a statewide citizens’ group working to improve Kentucky’s schools. Leo Calderón is director for Latino Programs and Services at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights. His almost 31 years […]

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Press Release | Lexington civic, faith leaders named to Prichard Committee

Lexington civic, faith leaders named to Prichard Committee LEXINGTON, KY. – Three civic and faith leaders from Lexington have been named to the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a statewide citizens’ group that advocates for improved Kentucky schools. Joining the organization at its recent annual meeting were: C.B. Akins Sr., pastor of First Baptist Bracktown […]

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Press Release | Elizabethtown physician named to Prichard Committee

Elizabethtown physician named to Prichard Committee   LEXINGTON, KY. – Elizabethtown physician Daksha Mehta has been named to the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a statewide citizens’ group working to improve Kentucky’s schools. Mehta, board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, works at the Center for Arthritis and Osteoporosis where she is involved with the […]

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PRESS RELEASE | Prichard Committee report shows KY schools moving closer to nation’s top 20, but still losing ground in some areas

December 8, 2016 Prichard Committee report shows KY schools moving closer to nation’s top 20, but still losing ground in some areas LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky has made important progress toward reaching the nation’s top tier of states on several indicators of education performance, but is flat or losing ground on others. The result: clear evidence […]

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