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Public Engagement & Ed Reform

Stu Silberman was the executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a citizens’ advocacy group. An educator for 37 years, he was most recently the superintendent of Fayette County schools in Kentucky. Follow him on Twitter: @stusilbermanfc and @prichardcom. This blog is no longer being updated.

Families & the Community Opinion Thanks for the Engagement
Thanks to all who have contributed to our blog!
Stu Silberman, August 25, 2014
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Early Childhood Opinion Investments in Young Children Last a Lifetime
Cindy Heine, the Associate Executive Director (retiring),from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence talks about returns on investing in early childhood education.
Stu Silberman, July 29, 2014
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Education Opinion Chess Impacts Students
Chet Sygiel, Chess teacher in the Jackson Independent school district, talks about how Chess impacts students.
Stu Silberman, July 22, 2014
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Teaching Profession Opinion Transforming the Teaching Profession
Jana Bryant, a 2014-2015 Hope Street Group Kentucky State Teacher Fellow discusses how honest feedback can help transform the teaching profession.
Stu Silberman, July 14, 2014
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Teaching Profession Opinion Evaluation and the Beginning Teacher
Pennye Rogers, a 2014-2015 Hope Street Group Fellow discusses Kentucky's new evaluation system and its impact on beginning teachers.
Stu Silberman, July 10, 2014
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Private College Return on Investment
Gary S. Cox, President of the Association of Independent KY Colleges and Universities talks about the return on investment from private colleges.
Stu Silberman, June 30, 2014
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Assessment Opinion What's in a Grade?
David Cook from the Kentucky Department of Education talks about the importance of grading systems to ensure student mastery.
Stu Silberman, June 26, 2014
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School & District Management Opinion Empowerment Begins With Preparation
Ronda Harmon, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of School Councils (KASC) in Danville, Kentucky talks about preparing for a new beginning.
Stu Silberman, June 20, 2014
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Curriculum Opinion Incredible Young Talent
Carrie Nath, the Executive Director of The Governor's School for the Arts talks about the impact programs such as this can have on the lives of students.
Stu Silberman, June 12, 2014
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Early Childhood Opinion Tapping the Power of Partnerships
Dr. Leon Mooneyhan, CEO of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative discusses the power of partnerships.
Stu Silberman, June 10, 2014
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States Opinion The Governor's Scholars Program
Aristofanes Cedeño, Executive Director and Academic Dean of the Governor's Scholars Program talks about the long term impact of the program.
Stu Silberman, June 5, 2014
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Teaching Opinion Students Learning to Be Entrepreneurs
Laurie Curry Daugherty, the Executive Director of the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs in Kentucky discusses the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs.
Stu Silberman, June 3, 2014
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Education Opinion Family Engagement Matters
Cory Curl, member of the Prichard Committee talks about the importance of family engagement.
Stu Silberman, May 27, 2014
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Teaching Profession Opinion Why I Became a Teacher
Brison Harvey, who teaches social studies at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky talks about why he became a teacher.
Stu Silberman, May 20, 2014
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