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State Farm awards $10,000 grant to Prichard Committee to support parent leadership institute

State Farm is providing continuing support for the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence with its recent $10,000 grant to the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership. The grant, reflecting State Farm’s longstanding commitment to the work, will assist the committee’s efforts to provide training and a comprehensive system of supports to engage and empower parents to become vocal advocates...

Fayette County Board of Education Chair Melissa Bacon resigns due to family illness

Fayette County Board of Education Chair Melissa Bacon, who has served on the school board for more than 12 years, said Wednesday she has notified the state commissioner of education that she is resigning effective immediately in order to care for her aging mother. “It is with mixed emotions after much prayer and discernment that I am resigning from my board position,” Bacon said. “My mother,...

Toyota provides $25K grant for Prichard Committee’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) is providing continuing support for the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence with its recent $25,000 grant to the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership. The grant, reflecting Toyota’s longstanding commitment to the work, will assist the committee’s efforts to provide training and a comprehensive system of supports to engage and empower parents...

Prichard Committee's Bev Raimondo retiresafter more than two decades of advocacy

Veteran Prichard Committee leader and parent advocate Bev Raimondo has announced her retirement after 22 years with the statewide citizens’ education advocacy organization.   Bev Raimondo (Photo from prichardcommittee.org)   Raimondo, serving as a committee consultant at the time of her retirement, is former director of the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership where she was responsible...