Prichard Committee report focuses on teaching quality

December 18, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prichard Committee report focuses on teaching quality FRANKFORT, Ky. – Expanding Kentucky’s workforce of high-quality teachers is the focus of a report released Wednesday (December 18, 2013) by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. “Strengthening the Teaching Profession in Kentucky” was the result of a 14-month review of issues […]

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        November 22, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   “Our kids can’t wait.” Local leaders charged to educate legislators on critical school funding situation  Lexington, KY (Nov. 22, 2013) – Speakers at a statewide summit Thursday in Lexington challenged more than 200 Kentucky teachers, parents, school district leaders and other advocates to have […]

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Northern KY Parents Participate in Governor’s Institute

September 25, 2013   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Cindy Baumert, Director Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership 859-233-9849 x227 cbaumert@prichardcommittee.org Northern KY Parents Participate in Governor’s Institute LEXINGTON, KY – Thirty-two parents from northern Kentucky have been selected as participants in the inaugural Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, based on the […]

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Louisville Parents Participate in Governor’s Institute

September 25, 2013  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  For More Information Contact: Cindy Baumert, Director Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership 859-233-9849 x227 cbaumert@prichardcommittee.org Louisville Parents Participate in Governor’s Institute  LEXINGTON, KY – Thirty-six parents and advocates for students in Jefferson County Public Schools, with an emphasis on the Priority schools as identified by the Kentucky Department […]

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Eastern KY Parents Participate in Governor’s Institute

          September 25, 2013  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  For More Information Contact: Cindy Baumert, Director Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership 859-233-9849 x227 cbaumert@prichardcommittee.org Eastern KY Parents Participate in Governor’s Institute LEXINGTON, KY – Twenty-eight parents from the 32 county service area of Morehead State University and University of Pikeville in eastern […]

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Education advocate named head of Governor’s Parent Leadership Institute

Cindy Baumert, a leading education advocate, has been named director of the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, a program of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Baumert is a 2000 graduate of the program, which helps parents become knowledgeable and effective partners in efforts to improve local schools. She also has been a member […]

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Universities, Prichard Committee collaborating on inaugural class of Governor’s Institute

August 8, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Cindy Baumert, Director cbaumert@prichardcommittee.org 502-741-1297 Parent leadership institute set for east Kentucky Universities, Prichard Committee collaborating on inaugural class of Governor’s Institute Parents in eastern Kentucky will have an opportunity to participate in an award-winning education leadership-training program under a collaboration involving the Governor’s Commonwealth […]

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Veteran Prichard Committee leader retires; oversaw development of parent leadership institute

June 17, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Stu Silberman, Executive Director 859-233-9849 x224 (office) 859-229-8040 (cell) stu.silberman@prichardcommittee.org   Veteran Prichard Committee leader retires; oversaw development of parent leadership institute LEXINGTON, KY – Veteran Prichard Committee leader and parent advocate Bev Raimondo has announced her retirement after 22 years with the statewide citizens’ […]

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Keeping students in school, issues related to quality teaching and new reports focus of joint Prichard Committee, Teacher Team meeting

CARROLLTON, Ky. – Topics ranging from high school graduation to a debate about teacher tenure provided the focus of a recent joint meeting of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and its Team on Teacher Effectiveness. The meeting, held at General Butler State Resort Park, featured presentations by Kentucky educators and national experts on issues […]

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Business Leaders Push for School Improvement

Dozens of business leaders from across Kentucky have come together to push for dramatic improvement in the state’s schools and to support educators and students as they work toward that goal. The Business Leader Champions for Education is chaired by James R. Allen of Louisville, CEO of Hilliard Lyons, and is a joint initiative of […]

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