Emphasizing Mastery in Trimble County

AUGUST 2018  \\\\\  TRIMBLE COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH MAKING SURE LEARNING STICKS In a social studies classroom, a group of teenagers gather for a rare experience in schools — going over material that has already been tested. Having earned scores or teacher referrals...

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Considerations for a new Kentucky high school exit exam

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is considering a proposal from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to make substantial changes to the state’s minimum high school graduation requirements. They will vote on the proposal in early October. In my previous...

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A Fresh Look At SEEK Funding

Kentucky K-12 education runs on a little under $8 billion a year, and the SEEK formula, combining state and local dollars, handles nearly $5 million of that total. Here’s the Prichard Committee’s new flashcard-based approach to visualizing how that crucial formula works. It offers quick-moving access to the four major steps of how SEEK is designed to equalize funding to school districts and to key concerns about how the formula is working now.

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Prichard Boosts Engagement, Pre-k Capacity

  Three new staff members joined the Prichard Committee in June, filling positions created to address priorities of the group’s strategic plan adopted late in 2017. Kim Drummond is the Director of Engagement, overseeing wider efforts to build community engagement and...

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