Feb 19 2020Here’s our starting take on the major accountability changes in Senate Bill 158, filed last week by Sen. David Givens. We’ve also developed a 2-page overview of how the bill compares to Kentucky’s current law and practice for readers who want to take a closer look. There are strengths and necessary components of SB 158, such as adjusting the minimum high school graduation requirements and changing requirements for local school board charter school authorizing training. However, in our review of the bill we have identified some factors, outlined below, that merit further consideration and discussion as to how they will impact student outcomes, various student groups, and the newly designed accountability system, which has just been in use since October.
Student Voice Team
I learned about the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence as a high school sophomore. A flier said the committee was working for better public schools in Kentucky. At the time, my math book was literally falling apart. So I raised my hand.
Three years later, I was among 50 students strategizing to convince…
Dec 18 2019
As we count down the days until 2020, the Prichard Committee has been contemplating the importance of kick- starting the commitment and momentum that it takes to surge forward in education and quality of life.
I’ve spent the last year thinking about what lies ahead for the Committee. I keep coming back to our simple founding…
Excellence with Equity: It’s Everybody’s Business, a report that details findings and recommendations from a group of Kentuckians to address the Commonwealth’s education achievement gaps.
The report makes clear that the work of addressing Kentucky’s achievement gaps is everybody’s business. Along with parents, students, educators, and other citizens, we need policy, education, business, community, and faith…