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Education
10:23 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Kentucky Is Improving in Meeting Some Education Goals, Report Says. Here Are 5 Takeaways.

Originally published on Thu September 4, 2014 6:01 am

A challenge was issued in 2008 for Kentucky education leaders to accelerate academic improvement in a way that would allow the state to break into the top 20 in national rankings by 2020.

And it seems to be happening—in some areas. That's according to a report released Wednesday that examines Kentucky's academic progress in various categories. 

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Education
6:51 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Kentucky Making Progress Toward Top 20 National Status in Education

Credit www.education.ky.gov

The Commonwealth is seeing gains and losses in its race to reach top tier national status in key areas of education. In 2008, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence challenged the state to reach the top 20 by the year 2020.

The committee Wednesday released an update on the state's progress. According to the report, Kentucky is on track to meet the goal in areas like fourth and eighth grade reading, teacher salaries, and Advanced Placement credits. However, the state has lost ground in areas including eighth grade math and the share of higher education costs to families.

Prichard Committee Director Stu Silberman says it's well past time to act on tax reform and put more state resources into education. 

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Education
12:43 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Education Groups Convene Thursday To Rally Around Single Message: Fund Public Education

A group of education organizations will meet in Lexington Thursday to prepare for their campaign to better fund public education in Kentucky. 

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Education
4:03 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Prichard Committee Director Answers Questions About Common Core Standards

Stu Silberman

The May first edition of the Wall Street Journal included an article by Stephanie Banchero entitled "Learning Goals Spur Backlash." To find out about if there's been any backlash from adopting the Common Core standards in Kentucky schools, we sought an overview from The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, the state's private, non-profit advocacy group for all levels of public education. Kate Lochte speaks with its Executive Director Dr. Stu Silberman. 

Education
8:38 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Prichard Committee Meets in Frankfort For Reform Session

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence continues its series of meetings aimed at improving the quality of Kentucky’s teachers.

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Education
3:36 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Two Paducah Women Join Prichard Committee For Academic Excellence

Two Paducah women are among the newest members of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.  The non-profit advocacy group for improved Kentucky Education appointed 18 new members this week.

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Education
3:54 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Prichard Committee Report Shows Strong Gains in Kentucky Student Achievement

Credit prichardcommittee.org

Kentucky is moving steadily toward the top-tier of states in key education measures according to the “Top 20 by 2020” report from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

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Education
4:05 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Gov. Beshear Supports Prichard Committee's Parent Institutes

Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday he’ll make a concerted effort to support the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership offered by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

Prichard has hosted the program for several years, educating and mentoring hundreds of parents to become involved in their child’s education.

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Morning Cram
7:23 am
Tue September 11, 2012

the morning cram [We Remember edition]

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Today on NPR:

  • One NPR editor learns lessons about 9/11 from her father's West Point Class of '65, the class that would suffer the academy's greatest number of casualties in Viet Nam.
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Education
6:24 am
Tue September 11, 2012

KY Panel looks at teacher recruitment, preparation

prichardcommittee.org

A team of experts examining ways to improve teacher quality in Kentucky is using its second meeting to discuss recruitment and preparation.  The Prichard Committee Team on Teacher Effectiveness meets today in Frankfort.  Team members will hear from experts and discuss the state's existing programs for teacher recruitment and alternative certification.   The panel was formed by the nonprofit Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, an education advocacy group based in Lexington. Its goal is to make recommendations for the 2014 legislative session.

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