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Brigitte Blom - Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence

Brigitte Blom - Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence

Brigitte Blom, president and CEO of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, talks about how education fared during the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly and how the organization is engaged in policymaking around early childhood education, equity and student success.
Season 17 Episode 24 Length 28:02 Premiere: 5/1/22

Head of Education Advocacy Group Discusses Impact of New State Laws on Teachers and Students

Lawmakers in the 2022 General Assembly session gave public education advocates a mixed bag of legislation, ranging from increases in per-pupil funding and a greater focus on early literacy to no pay raises for teachers and a shift in some powers away from site-based decision-making councils.

“If we look at investment, yes, it’s been a good session for education… Strong investment in K-12, strong investment in post-secondary,” says Brigitte Blom, president and CEO of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. “Minus a couple of areas that really caused some angst, it was a good session.”

Blom says an especially important measure was Senate Bill 9, also known as the Read to Succeed Act, which provides funding and training for teachers to help Kentucky’s youngest learners improve their literacy skills. She says this renewed emphasis on reading stems from a recent drop in proficiency scores: In 2015, Kentucky was ranked eighth in the nation in reading proficiency. But since then, the state has dropped to 26th. Blom attributes the decline to changes in state standards and school accountability as well as a disinvestment in teacher professional development.

“We haven’t given our teachers the resources they need, we haven’t given them the time to work with one another, and we’re constantly changing things for them,” she says. “At the same time, other states are moving forward and leap-frogging ahead of us.”

Under Read to Succeed, Blom says teachers will be trained to instruct children on both phonics (how combinations of letters sound) and whole language (recognizing words as a whole) skills. She describes this “balanced approach” as better for preparing teachers to help all students, regardless of any comprehension issues a child might have. Lawmakers appropriated $11 million in each year of the biennium to fund professional development in this approach.

“Within three years we should be studying the impact of this investment to be able to say whether or not it is resulting in improvements in literacy,” says Blom.

Public and Charter School Funding, Teacher Pay, and Pre-Kindergarten

Lawmakers also provided a $100 increase in both years of the biennium to per pupil funding for schools known as SEEK. Blom says those extra dollars combined with federal COVID relief aid that public schools received will give district administrators resources they need to address a range of issues.

“It’s important that we see those [federal pandemic] dollars as dollars to help districts and students catch up from learning loss,” she says, “and that those dollars coming from the state are really the stability dollars that our districts can plan with.”

The legislature also provided funds for full-day kindergarten and moved closer to providing districts with full funding for student transportation, according to Blom. But the General Assembly did not fund universal pre-kindergarten despite calls from Gov. Andy Beshear and other early childhood education advocates.

Rather than seeing pre-K strictly as an education issue, Blom says legislative leaders consider it to be more of a child care issue that impacts workforce development. She says working-class parents need high quality, reliable care for their children for a full day, whereas pre-K services generally only last half a day.

“Universal public pre-school just for four-year-olds in about four hours may benefit them from a learning standpoint, but it’s not everything that a working family needs,” Blom says. “We need to bring pre-school and child care together in a more richly funded system that results in a stronger infrastructure for early childhood.”

The General Assembly also declined to include a pay raise for teachers and school staff even as they boosted compensation for state workers. Republican legislative leaders contend they provided districts enough funding elsewhere in the budget to enable school officials to offer raises as needed within their individual districts.

Blom says that’s an understandable approach, given that other public employees work directly for state government, whereas school teachers and staff are employed by their local school districts. At the same time though, Kentucky teacher compensation continues to lag behind national averages. A recent report from the National Education Association ranks the commonwealth 44th among all states in starting teacher pay.

“School teachers are not paid at an incoming professional level relative to other areas of business,” she says, “and so that’s something we’re going to have to continue to wrestle with as a state.”

Local Versus State Control

The final version of Senate Bill 1 contained a range of education issues that impact who controls aspects of curricula and hiring within schools.

The 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) created school-based decision-making councils comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators to address things like school policies, principal hiring, and textbook selection.

“It is really important to note that 30-plus years ago (KERA) was Kentucky’s answer to ensuring parent voice locally, to ensuring teacher voice locally, and to ensuring more innovation within our schools,” says Blom.

But now SB 1 gives curriculum selection and principal-hiring responsibilities to district superintendents. The new law encourages superintendents to continue to seek community input on those decisions, but doesn’t actually require it. Blom says that centralization of power in one person may not yield the best outcomes in the classroom.

“The one thing we know without a doubt is that when communities are engaged in the decision making of their schools,” she says, “and districts turn outward to them, we get better results for our students because we’re all in it together,” she says.

SB 1 also integrates legislation that was called the Teaching American Principals Act that requires civics instruction on 24 specific documents and speeches from U.S. history. Blom describes the measure as “a solution searching for a problem.”

Despite an outcry among some national commentators about “critical race theory,” Blom says there’s not been a problem with how Kentucky educators teach history and civics. Unlike anti-CRT legislation in other states, Blom says Kentucky’s measure doesn’t prohibit the teaching of sensitive topics nor does it call for the removal of textbooks that might be considered controversial. She says this is another area where increased professional development training for educators would help ensure that they use appropriate strategies for teaching the nation’s history.

In House Bill 9, lawmakers finally provided a funding mechanism for charter schools that were legalized back in 2017. The legislation also calls for the creation of pilot charter programs in Jefferson County and in northern Kentucky within the next 18 months.

Blom says for now she sees somewhat more interest in charters in northern Kentucky than she does in Louisville. She says it will be up to the local authorizing entities (local school boards, local mayor’s offices, or the Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents) to review any charter applications, grant an initial contract to a school operator, and ensure the charters achieve better student outcomes than the local traditional schools can provide.

“They need to hold the applicant accountable,” says Blom. “At the end of that five-year contract, if there’s no appreciable difference, then the authorizers should be reevaluating that contract and can terminate it.”

Blom says she fears that the tight, 18-month timetable for launching pilot schools could compromise the quality of instruction that charter students might receive.

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Kristin Ashford - Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy - S13 E2

  • Monday June 20, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday June 20, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday June 20, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday June 20, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday June 20, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday June 20, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Fatherhood; Financial Literacy - S17 E37

  • Sunday June 26, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 26, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday June 25, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday June 25, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday June 19, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday June 19, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday June 19, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 19, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday June 19, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
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Sam Quinones - S13 E1

  • Friday June 17, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 17, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Carol Peachee - S12 E46

  • Thursday June 16, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday June 16, 2022 2:09 pm ET on KETKY
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Jeff Hawkins and Robert Brown - S12 E45

  • Wednesday June 15, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Sec. Vickie Yates Brown Glisson - S12 E44

  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Tuesday June 14, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Kayla Rae Whitaker - S12 E41

  • Monday June 13, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Delanor Manson - Kentucky Nurses Association - S17 E36

  • Sunday June 19, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 19, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday June 18, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Sunday June 12, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
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Walter Gilliam - S12 E40

  • Friday June 10, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 10, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Leadership - Marian Guinn and Lisa Williams; Colene Elridge - S12 E38

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Patricia Peacock - S12 E30

  • Wednesday June 8, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Cory Jewell Jensen - S12 E18

  • Tuesday June 7, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday June 7, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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David Thompson - S12 E11

  • Monday June 6, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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School Safety in Kentucky - S17 E35

  • Sunday June 12, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 12, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday June 11, 2022 4:28 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Sunday June 5, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Sunday June 5, 2022 4:28 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 5, 2022 3:28 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday June 5, 2022 11:58 am ET on KET
  • Sunday June 5, 2022 10:58 am CT on KET

Mitzi Sinnott - S12 E3

  • Friday June 3, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday June 3, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf - S12 E2

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Phil Wilkins - S11 E43

  • Wednesday June 1, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday June 1, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Tameka Montgomery - S11 E42

  • Tuesday May 31, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Dominique Wilkins - S11 E41

  • Monday May 30, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Gun Control Advocate Whitney Austin - S17 E34

  • Sunday June 5, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday June 5, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday June 4, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Sunday May 29, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
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Ben Chandler - Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky - S17 E33

  • Sunday May 29, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Saturday May 28, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Gary Tuggle - S11 E40

  • Friday May 27, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 27, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday May 27, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Season 17 Episodes

Lyle Roelofs - Berea College

S17 E33 Length 27:49 Premiere Date 6/26/22

Fatherhood; Financial Literacy

S17 E32 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 6/21/22

Engaging Fathers; Improving Financial Literacy

S17 E31 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 6/19/22

Delanor Manson - Kentucky Nurses Association

S17 E30 Length 27:26 Premiere Date 6/12/22

School Safety in Kentucky

S17 E29 Length 29:06 Premiere Date 6/5/22

Gun Safety Advocate Whitney Austin

S17 E28 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 5/29/22

Ben Chandler - Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

S17 E27 Length 27:51 Premiere Date 5/22/22

Advancing Mental Health Awareness in Kentucky

S17 E26 Length 27:01 Premiere Date 5/15/22

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams

S17 E25 Length 27:36 Premiere Date 5/8/22

Brigitte Blom - Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence

S17 E24 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 5/1/22

Jill Seyfred - Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky

S17 E23 Length 27:17 Premiere Date 4/18/22

Child Abuse Prevention in Kentucky

S17 E22 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 4/10/22

Kidney Health: Prevention, Treatment, and Organ Donation

S17 E21 Length 26:53 Premiere Date 4/3/22

Reporter Jonathan Bullington

S17 E20 Length 28:07 Premiere Date 2/27/22

Nikki Lanier - Harper Slade

S17 E19 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 2/20/22

WFPL's Stephanie Wolf and Jess Clark

S17 E18 Length 27:51 Premiere Date 2/13/22

Felicia C. Smith - National Center for Families Learning

S17 E17 Length 27:33 Premiere Date 2/6/22

Tom Shelton - Henry Clay Center

S17 E16 Length 27:33 Premiere Date 1/23/22

Cabinet for Health and Family Services Sec. Eric Friedlander

S17 E15 Length 28:10 Premiere Date 1/9/22

Exploring Solutions to the Healthcare Worker Shortage

S17 E14 Length 27:01 Premiere Date 12/12/21

William Turner on Black Life in Appalachia

S17 E13 Length 27:54 Premiere Date 11/21/21

Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson

S17 E12 Length 27:43 Premiere Date 11/14/21

Addressing Needs of Kentuckians with Disabilities

S17 E11 Length 27:36 Premiere Date 11/7/21

Chelsea Ellis-Hogan

S17 E9 Length 27:11 Premiere Date 10/31/21

2021 Kentucky Book Festival

S17 E8 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 10/24/21

Devine Carama

S17 E7 Length 27:41 Premiere Date 10/17/21

Rufus Friday

S17 E6 Length 27:56 Premiere Date 10/10/21

Aaron Thompson

S17 E5 Length 28:04 Premiere Date 10/3/21

Whitney Austin - Reducing Gun Violence

S17 E4 Length 27:01 Premiere Date 9/26/21

Filmmaker Sarah Burns

S17 E3 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 9/19/21

Charlene Buckles and Dan Wu

S17 E2 Length 27:23 Premiere Date 9/12/21

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