April 23, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Jessica Fletcher, Senior Director, Communications & External Affairs
email@example.comLEXINGTON, KY – State Farm has committed $10,000 to support the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence’s family engagement work.
The grant will assist the committee’s efforts to provide trainings and a comprehensive system of supports to engage and empower parents to…
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 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.
Feb 24 2020Prior to joining the staff of the Prichard Committee, I worked for the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) as Chief Communications Officer. This provided me with a familiarity with the powerful work of the department’s education recovery team. I was surprised to learn that Senate Bill 158, filed two weeks ago, would remove KDE from school turnaround, as they are considered a national model in this space. Within one year of being designated for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) under Kentucky’s new accountability system, Menifee Elementary School in Frenchburg, Ky., exited the status, and was designated a 3-star school. This progress would not have happened without KDE’s education recovery team.
Feb 03 2020
KBE Letter: “Statistically and practically significant” achievement gaps in the accountability system
On January 30, the Prichard Committee sent the following letter to the Kentucky Board of Education requesting that they to reconsider the methodology used for reporting on “statistically and practically significant” achievement gaps in the accountability system and on the School Report Card.
The system’s current construct downplays inequities for Kentucky’s poorest and most under-served students and…
Jan 29 2020
January 29, 2020
Strategic investments still needed in early childhood, K-12 and higher education
On Tuesday night, the first step in the state budget process began as Gov. Andy Beshear released his budget proposal, which placed education funding as a top priority. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence has analyzed the governor’s proposal through the lens of its Big Bold…
Jan 23 2020
At the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, we work to engage Kentucky citizens on education issues because we believe informed and empowered citizens will demand continued progress for education across the Commonwealth. Over the past several years, we have been working to this end increasingly through our blog, social media and other digital platforms. Our…