Dr. Terry Holliday http://wkms.org en School Tax Revenue Varies Widely Between Rich And Poor Districts http://wkms.org/post/school-tax-revenue-varies-widely-between-rich-and-poor-districts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A non-partisan economic policy group has released a report showing large gaps in per-student funding among school districts that approved tax increases this year.</p><p>Around half of Kentucky school boards approved the maximum 4 % property tax increase to help fund public schools.&nbsp;That's partly because the state hasn’t raised per-pupil funding for a number of years.&nbsp;</p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kypolicy.us/sites/kcep/files/School%20Property%20Taxes_0.pdf">Kentucky Center for Economic Policy</a>&nbsp;paper shows that some districts like Southgate Independent Schools in northern Kentucky will receive an additional $200 more per student through property taxes. While other districts like Bath County, in eastern Kentucky, will only receive $24 more per student.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:53:33 +0000 Devin Katayama 37266 at http://wkms.org School Tax Revenue Varies Widely Between Rich And Poor Districts Education Groups Convene Thursday To Rally Around Single Message: Fund Public Education http://wkms.org/post/education-groups-convene-thursday-rally-around-single-message-fund-public-education <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A group of education organizations will meet in Lexington Thursday to prepare for their campaign to better fund public education in Kentucky.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:43:50 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 36730 at http://wkms.org Education Groups Convene Thursday To Rally Around Single Message: Fund Public Education Student 'Growth' Measurement Concerns Some Kentucky Superintendents http://wkms.org/post/student-growth-measurement-concerns-some-kentucky-superintendents Some Kentucky superintendents have expressed concern with at least one indicator educators use to measure accountability, and education officials say tweaks to state’s new Unbridled Learning system could be forthcoming.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Shutterstock.com" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/shutterstock_3144040.jpg" alt="" /><p>In the <a href="http://mediaportal.education.ky.gov/">Kentucky Department of Education’s monthly webinar</a>, Commissioner Terry Hol Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:41:53 +0000 Devin Katayama 36421 at http://wkms.org Student 'Growth' Measurement Concerns Some Kentucky Superintendents KY Among 7 States In Teacher Training Pilot http://wkms.org/post/ky-among-7-states-teacher-training-pilot <p></p><p>Kentucky and six other states will participate in a pilot program to train teachers. The seven states — which also include Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Washington — will work over two years to improve teacher preparation.</p><p>The Network for Transforming Education Preparation was created by the Council of Chief State School Officers. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:54:54 +0000 The Associated Press 36090 at http://wkms.org KY Among 7 States In Teacher Training Pilot Kentucky Commissioner of Education on 'Back to School' Across the Commonwealth http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-commissioner-education-back-school-across-commonwealth <p>Common Core Standards and new science standards continue to prompt discussion in the Commonwealth as well as the nation, and Kentucky's Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday discusses these area of public concern. In the following interview with Kate Lochte, Dr. Holliday also addresses the status of the state's school districts raising the compulsory school attendance&nbsp;age to 18 as well as Kentucky's&nbsp;new eTranscript program for high school students.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:54:45 +0000 Kate Lochte 34067 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Commissioner of Education on 'Back to School' Across the Commonwealth KY Education Commissioner Diagnosed with Vocal Cord Disorder http://wkms.org/post/ky-education-commissioner-diagnosed-vocal-cord-disorder <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>It’s no secret that Dr. Terry Holliday has been having trouble with his voice.</p><p>“Well I’ll keep it short because I can’t talk anyway,” Holliday joked at a recent press conference.</p><p>For an education commissioner whose primary job is to communicate with teachers, school officials, and policymakers, that can be a problem. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:55:38 +0000 Brenna Angel (KPR) 30658 at http://wkms.org KY Education Commissioner Diagnosed with Vocal Cord Disorder Holliday Testifies on Need for Flexibility in NCLB http://wkms.org/post/holliday-testifies-need-flexibility-nclb <p></p><p>Kentucky’s Education Commissioner is asking Congress to allow the state to continue under a waiver from No Child Left Behind standards. Commissioner Terry Holliday appeared today at a hearing for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions – or HELP – to speak on the benefits of flexibility for states. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:03:26 +0000 Shelly Baskin 27790 at http://wkms.org Holliday Testifies on Need for Flexibility in NCLB Kentucky Education Department Prepares to Release Alternative Schools Data http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-education-department-prepares-release-alternative-schools-data <p></p><p>The Kentucky Department of Education is planning to release data next month on the state’s alternative schools for the first time as they look to improve transparency and accountability for the population the schools serve. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:47:03 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 27017 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Education Department Prepares to Release Alternative Schools Data DOE Commissioner Holliday Visits All Public School Systems http://wkms.org/post/doe-commissioner-holliday-visits-all-public-school-systems <p></p><p>The Kentucky Department of Education says Commissioner Terry Holliday has accomplished his goal of visiting schools in all of the Commonwealth’s 174 public school systems. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:32:55 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 26890 at http://wkms.org DOE Commissioner Holliday Visits All Public School Systems the morning cram [staying afloat edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-staying-afloat-edition <p><strong>NPR reports</strong> officials in <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/18/155131818/locals-fear-venice-becoming-a-big-shopping-center">Venice, Italy</a> are doing anything they can to keep the city financially afloat.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:16:51 +0000 Gary Pitts 18417 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [staying afloat edition]