What is the Prichard Committee fussing about?
I finally have a moment to advise you that the webcasts of the Kentucky Board of Education retreat and meetings held on August 4 and 5 are now archived for viewing. You can access the webcasts in either full video or audio only (suggested for slower bandwidth connections) formats using these links:
Lisa Gross at the Kentucky Department of Education sent out the link to these webcasts early on August 6th, but I’ve been too busy to get this out to you.
Which leads to my surprise about a whiny comment the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence made in a blog post on the afternoon of August 6th.
Prichard fusses that the Kentucky Department of Education’s new strategic plan for education – discussed in detail at the board meeting – with a Power Point available on line from the department of education here – doesn’t have any public-friendly visuals.
Well, that’s silly.
I blogged about this lead visual days ago on August 5th, mentioning that more information would be coming.
You can find a lot more explanation of the plan in an hour and a half long, illustrated discussion included in the webcast from August 4th. That starts at 45 minutes and 35 seconds into the webcast if you don’t want to listen to the entire meeting. And, if Prichard had just checked the links in this blog from Education Commissioner Terry Holliday, they would have found the full Power Point presentation on the strategic plan that I mention, and link to, above, as well.
How much more user-friendly can you get about a plan that doesn’t lend itself to a trivialized, one-page description?
As a note, Prichard posted their fussy blog item at 3:45 PM on August 6th. The department of education sent out its links to the webcast at 8:09 AM on August 6th. Commissioner Holliday already had the link to the strategic plan Power Point in his blog that Prichard referenced to create their whiny post in the first place.
So what is really going on here? Could it be that Prichard is upset because they didn’t personally get a hand-holding, special briefing after they failed to show up for the board’s meetings?
Anyway, I think the education department has done a very nice job of getting the message out about the strategic plan, which, after all is said and done, may not boil down well into an overly simplistic, one page discussion.
We’ll look at some specifics from the strategic plan briefing in future posts.