October 2019 | Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
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  • National Assessment Confirms That Kentucky Education Progress Has Stalled Declining 4th Grade Reading Results, Lack of Improvement in Math and 8th Grade Reading

    October 30, 2019

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    Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director
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    brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.orgKentucky students have lost ground in  4th grade reading, according to results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress released today. The percent of students meeting or exceeding NAEP proficiency standards has declined from 40% in 2015 to 38% in 2017 to…

  • AFTERSCHOOL TIME BOOSTS ACADEMICS, ENGAGEMENT

    OCTOBER 2019 \\\\\ SPENCER COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL At some point most every school day, Marissa Atha, a 7th grader at Spencer County Middle School, said she can’t wait for the final bell to chime. She finds math and science tough to absorb, but once school is out, she feels confident that she can get things straight and also have fun with friends — all before dinner. “How I do in class is improved,” Marissa said, crediting the school’s thriving afterschool program, Grizzlies Beyond the Bell, which everyone calls G.B.B.
  • Prichard Committee names new members, officers

    October 21, 2019

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    Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director
    (office) 859-233-9849
    (cell) 859-322-8999
    brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.orgLEXINGTON, Ky. – Community leaders, educators and students were among the seven new members named recently to the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. The committee also elected new officers at its recent annual meeting.

    Wynn Radford, Hopkinsville, was named to chair the citizens’…

  • Candidates Discuss Education Priorities

    October 11, 2019

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    Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director
    (office) 859-233-9849
    (cell) 859-322-8999
    brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.orgLEXINGTON, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin and Jacqueline Coleman, who is the  Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, addressed the Prichard Committee’s annual meeting.

    Bevin noted that the purpose of public education from the earliest days of the nation was to create virtuous citizens,…

  • Kentucky’s Gap Rules Need More Discussion

    Only 30 Kentucky schools have significant achievement gaps between African American students and the school’s top scoring racial or ethnic group? That’s what this year’s school report cards say.

    I hope someday to live in a commonwealth where that claim makes sense.

    To me, this year, it doesn’t.

    I see 152 schools that had 2018-19 gaps of 20…

  • School Accountability System

    October 4, 2019

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    Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director
    (office) 859-233-9849
    (cell) 859-322-8999
    brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.orgA coalition of organizations representing business, education advocates, civil rights groups and community leaders have gathered to consider matters of equity in education. Members of the coalition issuing this statement include:

    Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
    Kentucky Coalition for English Learners
    Kentucky State Conference of NAACP…

  • 2019 Test Data

    October 1, 2019

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    For more information, contact:
    Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director
    (office) 859-233-9849
    (cell) 859-322-8999
    brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.orgThe results released last night from the Kentucky Department of Education include a new rating system for Kentucky schools and evidence of student performance declining in most subject areas and for many student groups. The Prichard Committee urges all Kentuckians to study both the…

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