Mar 30 2020Estimates are starting to trickle out as to how education funding in the CARES Act will be distributed to states. For child care, K-12 and higher education, Kentucky estimates include: Child Care – Through the $3.5 billion appropriated through the Child Care Development Block Grant, the Center for Law…
Mar 26 2020
U.S. Senate Passes $2 Trillion Dollar Federal Stimulus – Including Over $30 Billion for Education Stabilization FundOn Wednesday of this week, the U.S. Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The emergency relief measure provides approximately $2 trillion dollars in federal stimulus to support individuals, businesses, as well as state and local governments weather the COVID-19 crisis.
Mar 25 2020
Prichard Committee urges investments in all levels of education as Kentucky recovers from the COVID-19 crisisPrichard Committee President & CEO Brigitte Blom Ramsey sent following letter to members of the budget conference committee urging investments in all levels of education as Kentucky recovers from the COVID-19 crisis. Please urge members of the Kentucky General Assembly to increase education funding now – from early childhood to K-12, to higher education.
Mar 24 2020The COVID-19 outbreak has given us many new challenges to ponder and a new reality to face. It has also given us an opportunity to look backward on our lives in search of past experiences that might help each of us make sense of the situation and bring some hope and peace to others who may be struggling. The closure of all childcare facilities, schools, and colleges for the time being has been daunting to accept for those of us in the education community – from advocates like us at the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, to teachers, parents and students.
Mar 20 2020Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Kentucky childcare facilities have been ordered to close. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is committed to ensuring that learning continues to take place at this time. The following websites link to resources for both parents and providers impacted by this closure.
Mar 19 2020On Thursday, March 19, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence hosted a Facebook Live conversation about the daycare and early childhood education impact of COVID-19. Prichard Committee President and CEO Brigitte Blom Ramsey facilitated a discussion on the impact of the closures of these facilities with early childhood business leaders and advocates.
Mar 19 2020With the state capitol under restricted access due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Senate Appropriations & Revenue Committee yesterday passed their version of the state’s spending plan for the next two years. This is step three of the process of crafting the state budget.
Mar 16 2020Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Kentucky students -- from preschool through college -- are practicing social distancing. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is committed to ensuring that learning continues to take place at this time. The following websites link to resources that can be used to enhance home-based learning during this time.
Mar 13 2020On Monday, March 16, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence will host a Facebook Live conversation at 6 p.m. EST about the education impact of COVID-19. Prichard Committee President and CEO Brigitte Blom Ramsey will facilitate a discussion on the impact of closures in all levels of education daycare, K-12 schools, colleges and universities. The event can be found at facebook.com/prichardcommittee.
March 9, 2020
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Wade Mountz, a leading citizen advocate in the effort to improve education in Kentucky over the past four decades, died at age 95 on Thursday in Louisville. Well-known as a prominent health care executive, Mountz was an active…