Pritchard Committee for Academic Excellence http://wkyufm.org en Kentucky Education Organizations in Frankfort Thursday to Press for More Funding for Schools http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-education-organizations-frankfort-thursday-press-more-funding-schools <p></p><p>A group of education organizations will meet in Lexington Thursday to prepare for their campaign to better fund public education in Kentucky.</p><p>Stu Silberman, the executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, says it's the first time the various groups that make up the Kentucky Education Action Team will rally around a single message</p><p>“Each group will a lot of times go in with their individual legislative agendas and they don’t always match up. So the legislators sometimes feel like, well you all don’t even know what you want.”</p><p>The Prichard Committee is one of several education groups that will participate in the fall summit, where members will discuss the funding requests being made. Silberman says representatives will take the information back to their regions and develop an action plan to reach community members and lawmakers.</p><p>The group will be asking for over $250 million dollars over the next two-year&nbsp; budget to restore funding levels to the 2008 school year. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:02:53 +0000 Devin Katayama 40160 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Education Organizations in Frankfort Thursday to Press for More Funding for Schools Kentucky Education Group Moving Forward with Teacher Study http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-education-group-moving-forward-teacher-study <p>The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is continuing its series of meetings aimed at improving teacher quality in Kentucky.&nbsp; A team of experts will focus Wednesday in Frankfort on teacher preparation programs.</p><p>The group is scheduled to hear from Deborah Ball, dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan. It will also hear presentations from the University of Louisville and Asbury University.</p><p>The panel is preparing to make recommendations for the 2014 legislative session on new ways to measure teacher effectiveness as part of Kentucky's massive public school reform effort. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:49:53 +0000 Associated Press 24955 at http://wkyufm.org