Sep 23 2021Nearly 60 years ago, Ned Breathitt, Kentucky’s 51st governor, addressed his fellow Kentuckians during the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the Summer of 1964. Gov. Breathitt made plain his vision for Kentucky’s future: “Ours is the vision and ours is the growing reality of a great society in which the accidents of race and color, parentage and poverty, and location and geography will not be allowed to dim the light of human hope and to cripple the possibilities of human growth.”
Sep 16 2021
Simply put, education is the path to a larger life.
This was a key insight of the Prichard Committee’s namesake, Ed Prichard, more than four decades ago. This sentiment rings just as true today.Over the decades, we have seen more Kentuckians graduating with 2-year and 4-year degrees, and as a result, the median household income across…
September 16, 2021
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firstname.lastname@example.orgLEXINGTON, Ky. – Bonnie Lash Freeman, a Jefferson County education champion described as “believing in the power of parents,” is the recipient of the 2021 Beverly Nickell Raimondo Leadership Award from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.
“Bonnie has been dedicated…
Sep 14 2021
SEPTEMBER Connections – 9/14/2021
01. TOP TIPS
For Families: Take a few minutes this week to email or write a simple note to 1 staff member at your child’s school thanking them for how they support your child. This might be a bus driver, cafeteria worker or school nurse. You never know how big the ripple effect…
Sep 13 2021A 2020 call by a statewide group of teachers urged school leaders to prepare more of their peers to design school improvements led to focused training in one Kentucky district. The Daviess County school district saw the document as a vehicle to inform and support teacher-led solutions.
Sep 10 2021
Sept. 10, 2021
(LEXINGTON, KY) – Kentucky community and business leaders are among the 19 new members named to the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence during its annual business meeting Thursday. The committee also elected the following new officers to its board of directors:
W. Clay H. Ford, of Owensboro, was named chair of the Prichard…
Sep 09 2021
The lifeblood of any great school is great teaching. As the Prichard Committee report published in December of 2020 succinctly put it: Teaching Matters Most.In order to achieve educational excellence through equity in the Commonwealth, quality teaching must be at the core of the discussion. Exemplary teaching can be a foundation for an equitable future,…
Sep 02 2021Equity is something we build. In our schools, equity means getting figuring out what will keep each learner moving forward in the learning and figuring out how to provide whatever that is. We’ve built some important capacity to meet some of those needs. For example: Lunches arrive if a K-12 student’s family would have a hard time paying for the food that allows them to concentrate on class
Aug 19 2021In recent weeks and months, the word “equity” and the intention behind “equity” related work have been questioned. Because of this, the Prichard Committee is joining the refrain of leaders across the state who are working to dispel misinformation and to rightly connect the work of “equity” to achieving full “equality” for which we, and our Constitution, aspire.
Aug 17 2021
AUGUST Connections – 8/17/2021
01. For Families
Make it a point to email and introduce yourself to each of your child’s teachers before the end of September. Include your name, how you like to be contacted and any other information you think would help your child(s) teachers support your child’s learning.
02. For Educators
Elementary – In your opening…