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...
The Council on Postsecondary Education is celebrating some good news: “The total number of undergraduate degrees and credentials conferred increased 2.9% in 2017-18 over the prior year, exceeding the 1.7% average annual increase needed to stay on track. This increase...read more
The Kentucky Department of Education provides such a public service through its Kentucky Education Facts page, where you can learn that we have 9,822 school buses (thank you bus drivers), 5,639 parents serving on school councils (thank you parent leaders), and 811...read more
A recent article by Will Wright in the Lexington Herald-Leader highlighted the critical need for child care and, in particular, lack of access in Eastern Kentucky. The imperative to increase access and to invest in our youngest children was crystallized in a blog...read more
The Fordham Institute’s Michael Petrilli has a recent blog post that shows how teacher salaries across the U.S. have not kept up with rising expenditures for public education. If teacher salaries had kept pace with overall spending, according to these data, the...read more
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
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