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Prichard Committee offers steps to improve teacher preparation, student reading and math skills

Ahead of the 2021 legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly, a Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence task force has released recommendations aimed at improving educator preparation and professional learning in the Commonwealth. The Prichard Committee convened the Task Force on Educator Preparation and Professional Learning: Literacy and Numeracy for Primary Grades earlier this year...

Kentucky forms task force to deal with coronavirus in nursing homes, other long-term care facilities

By Al Cross Kentucky Health News State officials have formed a task force to advise them about how to prevent the coronavirus from devastating the state’s nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, which have already suffered 18 deaths from it. “This is our challenge,” Gov. Andy Beshear said at his daily briefing. “This is where the coronavirus is devastating every state...

Task force of educators wraps up 4-days of meetings on developing quality curriculum for schools

A task force of educators convened by Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis and led by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) completed four days of meetings aimed at improving the process of developing quality curriculum for Kentucky’s public schools that are directly aligned to the state’s academic standards. The task force – comprised of superintendents, district curriculum leads, principals,...