Derrick Graham

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Early voting legislation, a high priority of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, has won House approval. 

The measure, after substantial debate, passed Monday by a 20-vote margin.  

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There was a 77 percent drop in the number of GED diplomas issued in Kentucky, over the course of the fiscal year that ended on June 30th. 

The decline came after a more rigorous version of the test was introduced the previous year, requiring higher-level math, science and computer skills.  


State Rep. Derrick Graham has been named the new chairman of the state House Education committee, Democratic leaders announced today. 

Graham is a Frankfort native who recently retired as a social studies teacher at Frankfort High School. He is a well-known education advocate and previously chaired a budget subcommittee on education.