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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Exploring Charter Schools in Kentucky: An Informational Guide

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November 19, 2014   Charter schools, ‘Deeper Learning’ provide focus of Prichard Committee fall meeting  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Charter schools and learning strategies that emphasize students applying what they have learned in real world situations provided the focus of the recent meeting of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. The issue of charter schools has been […]

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2014 Update of “Top 20 by 2020” released

Reaching the Nation’s Top 20 in Key Education Indicators Will Require Hard Push for Improvement  LEXINGTON, Ky. – Moving Kentucky into the top tier of states in key areas of education by 2020 will require a hard push for improvement in the next six years, according to a new report from the Prichard Committee for Academic […]

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Economic Benefits of Early Childhood Programs Report Released

FRANKFORT, KY (March 13, 2014) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky business leaders urged support for quality early childhood care and education programs after they announced a report showing that investments in such programs provide a significant economic boost for businesses and help develop a skilled workforce. The America’s Edge report shows investments in high-quality […]

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Strengthening the Teaching Profession in Kentucky

Executive Summary, (208 kb, pdf) Full Report, (473 kb, pdf)

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KY School Updates: A Parent/Citizen Guide

Kentucky School Updates: A Parent/Citizen Guide, a publication of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, is intended to help parents and citizens stay up to date on education issues. As a reference document, the Update includes basics of Kentucky’s education law, information on progress that has been made, what you can do to get involved, […]

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Mobilizing Citizens for Better Schools

This is the story of a group of parents and citizens who decided to improve the schools in their state. Tired of the complacent attitudes Kentucky politicians showed toward education, the Prichard Committee formed as an organization to galvanize the citizens of Kentucky to attack the state’s historic educational deficits. The committee’s campaigning helped prepare […]

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Glass Half Empty or Half Full? – A Review of the State School Funding Landscape in Kentucky

“A Glass Half-Empty or Half Full?” was written by Susan Perkins Weston, an attorney, consultant and former executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Councils; and Stephen Clements, director of the University of Kentucky’s Institute for Educational Research and a faculty member of the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation. The report provides an […]

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Inside the Black Box: High Performing, High Poverty Schools

  “Inside the Black Box: High Performing, High Poverty Schools” was written by Patricia J. Kannapel and Stephen K. Clements and funded by the Ford Foundation. The researched detailed in this report adds to growing evidence on high performing, high poverty schools by looking closely at the practices of a small number of such schools across […]

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