Prichard Committee Statement on 2015 Act Results

August 26, 2015 Prichard Committee Statement on 2015 Act Results The ACT results released today by Kentucky Department of Education show positive trends for the 2015 graduating class overall, but raise concerns about whether African American, Hispanic, and American Indian students are receiving the full support they need and deserve. The good news is that […]

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New Education Guides & Glossary Released!

New Education Guides And Glossary Support Public Engagement With Kentucky Education LEXINGTON, KY –Parents, students, and other Kentuckians can learn more about Kentucky’s public schools using new resources just released by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.  The 2015 editions of the Kentucky EdGuides and the Glossary of Kentucky Education Terms are available for free […]

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Prichard Committee renews postsecondary focus, hires senior policy director

August 11, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prichard Committee renews postsecondary focus, hires senior policy director LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a nationally recognized education advocacy organization, is renewing its focus on the area that provided the foundation of its work: postsecondary education. The citizens’ group began in 1980 as the Committee on […]

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Education Policy Leader Named Associate Executive Director of Prichard Committee

June 22, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Education Policy Leader Named Associate Executive  LEXINGTON, Ky. – Education advocate and policy leader Cory Curl has been named associate executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Curl’s appointment is effective September 7, 2015. She will succeed Brigitte Blom Ramsey, named recently as executive director of the […]

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Uncovering the Tripwires to Postsecondary Success

“Uncovering the Tripwires to Postsecondary Success” includes research and insights from interviews conducted with over 200 Kentucky students, parents, teachers, business leaders, policymakers, politicians, and researchers.  The investigation focuses on the theme of inequality in the postsecondary transition process. “As students on the cusp of postsecondary transitions ourselves, we are especially interested in learning what it […]

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Ambition Grant To Measure Campbell Jr. High Student Voice

AMBITION GRANT TO MEASURE CAMPBELL JR. HIGH STUDENT VOICE Audit part of Prichard Committee program to position students as partners in improving education WINCHESTER, Ky., (April 28, 2014) — How engaged are Campbell Junior High students in creating the environment they want at their new school, and how much of a voice do they have in […]

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Education leader named Prichard Committee executive director

April 27, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Education leader named Prichard Committee executive director LEXINGTON, Ky. – An education policy leader and long-time advocate for Kentucky’s children has been named executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Brigitte Blom Ramsey was chosen by the committee’s board of directors to succeed Stu Silberman, who will […]

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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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Retirement Announcement

Prichard Committee Members, Staff, and Friends, It is with mixed emotions that I write to let you know I will be retiring, effective September 4, 2015. This comes after four years of service with the Prichard Committee and 41 years in education serving students and their families. I want you to know that I share […]

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Check out Student Voice Team’s Testimony for Senate Education Committee

March 9, 2015 The Student Voice Team testifies in front of Senate Education Committee FRANKFORT–Members of the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team testified today before the Senate Education Committee. House Bill 236, drafted by the group and sponsored by Representative Derrick Graham (D-Frankfort), amends KRS 160.352 to add an optional, peer-elected high school student to […]

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