Student Voice Team on WFPL Radio in Louisville

“Should Kentucky Students Have a Say in Superintendent Selections?” WFPL News in Louisville Feb. 4, 2015 by: Devin Katayama As the legislative campaign to allow students to sit on superintendent hiring committees continues, the support and media attention grows. Here is an interview between Devin Katayama (WFPL), Susie Smith, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar […]

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Student Voice Team in Washington Post

The Prichard Committee’s Student Voice Team was featured in a Washington Post article. Here is a snippet of the article: Kentucky students to state lawmakers: our voices should matter Feb. 3, 2015 by: Emma Brown “So the students decided they’d try to change the law. They drafted a bill that would give young people a […]

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What does Student Voice Look Like?

What does student voice look like? from Rachel Belin on Vimeo.

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Student Voice Team Joins KEAT in Thanking Governor Beshear

On Tuesday, June 10, the Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT) and 14 members of our Student Voice Team convened at the State Capitol to publicly thank Governor Steve Beshear and the General Assembly for restoring education funding to 2008 levels. Ashton Bishop of Green County Middle School, Meghana Kudrimoti of Dunbar MSTC, Gentry Fitch of […]

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Time for change in Ky.’s school funding Written by Andrew Brennen Published in Lexington Herald-Leader March 6, 2014 Ever since Fayette County Superintendent Tom Shelton announced that the district would need to cut $20 million from its budget this May, this newspaper, social media and community conversations have been aflame with frustration, fear and even […]

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Students at the core of legislation Op-ed written by Naomi Kellogg, Hiatt Allen and Andrew Brennen Published in the Louisville Courier-Journal March 12, 2014 Leaders in the state Senate have filed a new bill, and it could have an effect on every one of us Kentucky public school students. Senate Bill 224 represents an attempt […]

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#StuVoice Hangout with the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team

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Student Voice Team Fact Sheet

Who We Are:  The Student Voice Team is comprised of a team of middle and high school students working closely with the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence to amplify the voices of Kentucky youth on the classroom impact of education policy issues.  The overarching vision is to position students as partners in improving Kentucky schools. […]

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Silberman and Brennen Quoted in Recent TIME Magazine article

This recent article from Time Magazine by Amanda Ripley, will make you feel proud to be a Kentuckian working hard for the education of Kentucky kids. Longtime partnership efforts throughout our state are paying off, and our students are being challenged at higher levels. Stu Silberman comments for this story, as does Andrew Brennen, of our […]

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Student Voice Team Members featured in YMCA Blog

Kentucky has made national news with its work toward the Common Core standards – and Kentucky YMCA Youth Association students made the story. With a goal to integrate students into the education policy work of the Prichard Committee, the students made a video (click link below) and lobbied for student presence on the Committee. This summer, the […]

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