September 23, 2015




Prichard Committee Statement on Hiring of New Commissioner of Education

We are very pleased with the Kentucky Board of Education’s decision to hire Dr. Stephen Pruitt as Kentucky’s next Commissioner of Education. We have every confidence that he is the right person to sustain Kentucky’s three decades-long commitment to increasing the quality of education for our students.

We look forward to working with Dr. Pruitt to continue the implementation of the new standards, increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning in the classroom and strengthen Kentucky’s assessment system so it aligns with state standards while allowing students to apply their knowledge through deep and engaging educational experiences.

Most important, we are hopeful that, with Dr. Pruitt’s leadership, we will make significant and rapid headway in identifying and closing achievement gaps in Kentucky.



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