December 2019 – Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
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    DECEMBER 2019 \\\\\ GOVERNOR’S SCHOLARS PROGRAM The bulky, distorted skeleton lying in the corner of a classroom at Bellarmine University was created by some of Kentucky’s sharpest students. One of its creators, Jaxson Ratliff, 17, now a senior at Johnson Central High School, explained that the clunky 6-foot-long papier-mâché frame with no neck and extra-long legs taught an important lesson: its makers still have a lot to learn. Building a model solely from their collective skeletal knowledge proved an entertaining and mind-opening first assignment for students in the Healthcare Industry focus area at the five-week Governor’s Scholars Program on the Bellarmine campus. The site is one of three concurrent programs over the summer reaching 1,000 students on the cusp of their final year of high school.
  • Prichard Committee advocates $1 billion in additional education investment by 2026

    December 19, 2019
    For More Information Contact:
    Brigitte Blom Ramsey, President/CEO
    (cell) 859-322-8999
    (Brigitte Blom Ramsey is available for one-on-one interviews.)

    During the upcoming legislative session, the Prichard Committee has a Big, Bold Ask: $1 billion in additional funding by 2026 to address critical needs in education – from early childhood to postsecondary.
    The Prichard Committee, a statewide citizens’…

  • Failing to Deliver

    Last night, I returned from a meeting in Atlanta, Georgia where I had the pleasure of hearing about Mississippi’s incredible rise on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). No longer can the nation say, “thank goodness for Mississippi”; the state now meets the national average for students in 4th grade and 8th grade reading and math!
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