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Kentucky Tonight discusses racial disparities in K-12 public education


Kentucky Tonight discusses racial disparities in K-12 public education

For Release: 07/10/20 9:23 AM

On Kentucky Tonight, airing Monday, July 13, at 8/7 p.m. on KET, host Renee Shaw discusses the subject of racial disparities in K-12 public education with the following guests:

  • Andrew Brennen, co-founder of the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team and a National Geographic Education Fellow and Explorer 
  • Roger Cleveland, Ed.D., professor and director of the Center for Research on the Eradication of Educational Disparities (CREED) at Kentucky State University 
  • Diane Hatchett, Ph.D., superintendent of Berea Independent Schools 
  • Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, a current National Geographic Education Fellow 
  • Brigitte Blom Ramsey, president and CEO of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
  • Damien Sweeney, Ed.D., program coordinator for comprehensive school counseling in the Office of Teaching and Learning with the Kentucky Department of Education. 

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications