ACT results show far too few Kentucky high school graduates have academic preparation they need for postsecondary pursuits

August 24, 2016   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Cory Curl, Associate Executive Director 859-233-9849 cory.curl@prichardcommittee.org   ACT results show far too few Kentucky high school graduates have academic preparation they need for postsecondary pursuits ACT results from the graduating class of 2016 released today indicate that […]

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Achievement gaps undermine efforts to achieve educational excellence for all

Achievement gaps undermine efforts to achieve educational excellence for all LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky has made significant progress in education, but the state is not doing enough to close the academic achievement gaps that persist among different groups of students, according to a new report from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Closing those gaps is […]

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Symposium focuses on new funding approach for Kentucky’s postsecondary institutions

August 10, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACTS Brigitte Blom Ramsey | Executive Director Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence 859-233-9849 Perry Papka | Senior Policy Director Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence 859-233-9849 Jessica Fletcher | Director of Communications   Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 502-848-8731   Symposium focuses on new funding approach for Kentucky’s postsecondary institutions FRANKFORT, Ky. […]

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Students As Partners: Integrating Student Voice in the Governing Bodies of KY Schools

For Immediate Release: August 9, 2016 Contact: Rachel Belin, Prichard Committee Student Voice Team Director Mobile: (859) 396-6362 Email: rbelin@prichardcommittee.org   Kentucky Youth Release Students As Partners Report EMINENCE, KY- On Tuesday, a group of young people released Students as Partners, a report detailing the widespread lack of student inclusion on Kentucky school governance bodies […]

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James Graham Brown Foundation grant to support Prichard Committee initiatives

August 5, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Prichard Committee efforts to elevate academic excellence in Kentucky boosted by grant from James Graham Brown Foundation LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence plans to expand key statewide education initiatives ranging from kindergarten readiness to […]

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Grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation to support Prichard Committee early childhood efforts

August 4, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation to support Prichard Committee early childhood efforts LEXINGTON, Ky. – A $50,000 grant from The Northern Kentucky Family of Funds of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will support the early childhood advocacy efforts […]

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Prichard Committee Statement on Kentucky’s High School Graduation Gap

July 26, 2016  Prichard Committee Statement on Kentucky’s High School Graduation Gap This new report “For All Kids, How Kentucky is Closing the High School Graduation Gap for Low-Income Students” provides clear evidence of the importance of Kentucky’s sustained commitment to building a system of educational excellence that gives all students the opportunity to succeed. […]

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Tireless Advocate for Parent Leadership Passes Away

June 24, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Tireless Advocate for Parent Leadership Passes Away   Beverly Raimondo, a 22-year member of the Prichard Committee leadership team who created the popular and long-running Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, died on June 23. In 1991, Raimondo […]

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New report looks at Kentucky education progress, challenges

June 9, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 859-322-8999 (cell) brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org New report looks at Kentucky education progress, challenges FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence provides an overview of education developments that began with […]

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Committee Releases Postsecondary Guiding Principles

June 16, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org Perry Papka, Senior Policy Director 859-233-9849 perry.papka@prichardcommittee.org   Postsecondary success focus of guiding principles LEXINGTON, Ky. – Providing a framework for a productive discussion on the future of postsecondary education in Kentucky is the goal of a series […]

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