Prichard Student Voice Team receives support for college-ready work

September 15, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director 859-233-9849 Rachel Belin, Student Voice Team Director 859-233-9849 Prichard Student Voice Team receives support for college-ready work LEXINGTON, Ky. – A $40,000 grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board will support work by the Prichard Committee’s Student Voice Team to […]

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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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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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In case you missed the live coverage…

Prichard Committee Student Voice Team Testifies to House Education Committee Feb. 24, 2015 KET Archive Coverage: http://www.ket.org/legislature/archives/?nola=WGAOS+016068&session=wgaos+016 (Starting at 9 min 12 sec) Lexington Herald-Leader coverage written by Linda Blackford: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/02/24/3711653/students-persuade-house-panel.html

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Students Testify on Superintendent Screening Bill February 24, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Rachel Belin Prichard Committee Student Voice Team Director Mobile: (859) 396-6362 Email: rbelin@prichardcommittee.org Facebook: facebook.com/pcstuvoiceteam Twitter: @pcstuvoiceteam Students Testify on Superintendent Screening Bill FRANKFORT–Three high school students testified in front of the House Education Committee Tuesday, February 24 on […]

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Courier-Journal Article: “Add students to superintendent search teams”

Special to the Courier-Journal By: Nicole Fielder, Eliza Jane Schaeffer and Susie Smith Feb. 6, 2015 “When Fayette County Public Schools began looking for a new superintendent late last year, members of the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team asked the school board to include a student representative on the screening committee. Although board members told […]

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Prichard Committee’s Student Voice Team ‘does democracy’

Special to the Louisville Courier-Journal by: Rachel Belin Feb. 6, 2015 “For years, while mobilizing parents and civic business leaders to push for better Kentucky schools, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence had considered the idea of including students in its work. But it took young people themselves, in sync with adult leadership, to make […]

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Press Release: Kentucky Students Fight to be Included in School Governance

February 3, 2015  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rachel Belin Prichard Committee Student Voice Team Director Phone: (859) 396-6362 Email: rbelin@prichardcommittee.org Facebook: facebook.com/pcstuvoiceteam Twitter: @pcstuvoiceteam Kentucky Students Fight to be Included in School Governance FRANKFORT – Legislation proposed by a group of middle and high school students was filed today in the Kentucky General Assembly by […]

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Student Voice Team’s legislation filed by Rep. Graham

The Prichard Committee’s Student Voice Team’s legislation asking to have a student placed on the screening committee has been filed by Rep. Derrick Graham. Below is a snippet from an article that appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader about the legislation and possible concerns in the Senate. “Proposed legislation would allow students to join superintendent search […]

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