May 2020 | Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
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May 2020

Monthly Archives

  • Weekly Resources for May 26th

    What will the fall look like?
    Kentucky Department of Education releases re-opening guidance to schools
    For Parents of Young Children
    Help-Check-Praise for teaching young kids new life skills
    Stay in the know this summer!
    Be that person who always has the latest information about Kentucky schools.
    Share your NTI stories!

    The Prichard Committee is collecting education stories from this unprecedented time. How…

  • Student Voice Team leading study on the student impact of COVID-19

    This week on Innovations in Education, we held our first all-student panel discussion about how middle and high school students are coping with COVID-19. The Prichard Committee’s Student Voice Team (SVT), started creating the survey on this topic when schools closed for the pandemic in March. Over the past several weeks, the team has developed the survey in consultation with research experts from Kentucky and around the country.
  • Weekly Resources for May 18th

    Google would just like to say…
    Thank you parents and teachers! Super cute videos!
    For Parents of Young Children

    DIY a Thank-You at Home for Front-Line Heroes from Lowe’s Craft Ideas.
    “Shubert and Sophie Stay Home,” a printable book by Conscious Discipline® where Shubert and Sophie learn to navigate their big feelings about COVID-19 with help from their parents

  • 40 Kentucky Parents complete Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership program

    May 15, 2020

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    For more information, contact:
    Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director, Communications & External Affairs
    859-539-0511 (cell)
    jessica.fletcher@prichardcommittee.org
    Forty Kentucky parents from 14 counties across the state recently completed the Prichard Committee’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership (CIPL) fellowship program. The CIPL Fellowship is designed to offer participants a history of Kentucky’s education system and information on key topics…

  • Kentucky students create survey investigating how peers are coping with COVID-19

    May 11, 2020

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    For more information, contact:
    Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director, Communications & External Affairs
    859-539-0511 (cell)
    jessica.fletcher@prichardcommittee.org

    For Student Interviews Contact:
    Rachel Belin, Senior Director, Prichard Committee Student Voice Team
    rbelin@prichardcommittee.org
    859-396-6362 (cell)
    LEXINGTON, KY — A group of local high school students want to know how their peers are navigating school at home during the COVID-19 crisis, so they’ve designed a survey…

  • Weekly Resources for May 11th

    For Parents of Young Children 
    Activity: Be Kind To Yourself- As children develop they can begin to feel anxiety about themselves and the world around them. Take time to teach your child how to be kind to themselves in addition to others. From My Big Little Adventure

    Activity: Ramps and Pathways- To experiment with gravity by rolling balls down…

  • Prichard Committee and other Kentucky-based organizations urge Congress to fund universal internet access

    May 7, 2020

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    For more information, contact:
    Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director, Communications & External Affairs
    (cell) 859-539-0511
    jessica.fletcher@prichardcommittee.org
    LEXINGTON, KY – The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and numerous other education, health, business and non-profit organizations are calling for federal funding to make universal internet access available in rural areas and to low-income citizens.
    “As businesses and schools have…

  • Tackling the Decline in College-Going

    This week on Innovations in Education, we wanted to better understand the decline in college-going happening in Kentucky and nationally. Since our panel included three superintendents and an education cooperative director, we also talked about plans for high school graduation ceremonies, how remote learning is going, and how districts are planning now for the start of school in the fall.
  • Weekly Resources for May 4th

    For Parents of Young Children

    Help your child understand that effort can lead to eventual success by helping them with self-talk through this catchy song- “I’M GONNA FIND A WAY”
    Grow your own rainbow with paper towels, washable markers, and water
    Get Connected to other Parents in Kentucky. Virtual Parent Cafe, Friday May 8th at 1:00pm EST.

    For Parents of…

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