For thirty-five years, the Prichard Committee has been talking about education. From books to reports, town halls and study groups, we’ve used many forums for these important discussions. Today, we launch a new one. Welcome to Ed. - a blog about excellence with equity...
From 2015 to 2018, Kentucky’s African American students faced “in-school removals” at astounding rates. Outside Jefferson County, there were more eighty removals per 100 African American students every year, with no net improvement over the four years. Jefferson...read more
Although the results of the recently concluded session of the General Assembly were limited, the Prichard Committee was encouraged by several education-related developments.Chief among them: the passage of the School Safety and Resiliency Act, the product of a...read more
We count on teachers – classroom teachers as well as counselors, librarians, coaches, and so many others in our schools – to contribute to the academic and personal growth of children in our lives and in our communities. Many of us can track our own life trajectories...read more
Literacy is an astonishing accomplishment of human societies. In each generation, that capacity must be rebuilt in each wonderfully distinctive young human’s mind. I’ve just finished Daniel Willingham’s short, potent 2017 research synthesis, The Reading Mind, and I’m...read more
MARCH 2019 \\\\\ PERRYVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in BOYLE COUNTY READING PRIORITY GETS RESULTS For groups of fifth graders arriving for a reading lesson with teacher Nikki Adams, the morning’s challenge is spotting examples of how an author shows cause and effect or...read more
Last spring, Partners for Education at Berea College brought 287 people from 25 states and the District of Columbia together for two days of work, learning and inspiration at the first Rural College Access and Success Summit. We heard from teachers, high school...read more
The school days seem long this time of year for a teacher. Especially, as the days stay cold and the stresses of testing begin peeking around the corner. For Kentucky teachers, this time of year has coincided with rhetoric and action from the state Capitol that leaves...read more
Senate Bill 175 is up for consideration tomorrow before the House Education Committee, having already passed the Senate on February 25th. The legislation mainly makes changes and clarifications to Kentucky’s accountability model enacted by Senate Bill 1 in 2017. This...read more
The House Education Committee today passed a revised version (called a committee substitute) of House Bill 272. The legislation, sponsored by Representative James Tipton, reflects a meaningful first step to address Kentucky’s need to increase student achievement in...read more
The Kentucky Department of Education has invited public comment on proposed revisions to the state’s plan for compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, widely known as ESSA. The deadline for those comments is the close of business on February 27, so...read more
Kentucky must develop a stronger high school experience that better prepares all students with the knowledge and skills they need for postsecondary success and employment. The state’s high school graduation requirements are an important foundation of expectation for...read more
At a rally in Frankfort last week for what was termed “National School Choice Week,” school choice advocates and policymakers called – once again - for Kentucky to adopt scholarship tax credits Past legislative sessions have seen proposals that would establish tax...read more
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