Dr. Terry Holliday

2:53 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

School Tax Revenue Varies Widely Between Rich And Poor Districts

  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.

Around half of Kentucky school boards approved the maximum 4 % property tax increase to help fund public schools. That's partly because the state hasn’t raised per-pupil funding for a number of years. 

The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy 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.

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12:43 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Education Groups Convene Thursday To Rally Around Single Message: Fund Public Education

A group of education organizations will meet in Lexington Thursday to prepare for their campaign to better fund public education in Kentucky. 

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4:41 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Student 'Growth' Measurement Concerns Some Kentucky Superintendents

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 12:52 pm

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.

In the Kentucky Department of Education’s monthly webinar, Commissioner Terry Holliday said superintendents’ No. 1 concern is measuring student growth.

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6:54 am
Mon October 28, 2013

KY Among 7 States In Teacher Training Pilot

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.

The Network for Transforming Education Preparation was created by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

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1:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Kentucky Commissioner of Education on 'Back to School' Across the Commonwealth

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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 age to 18 as well as Kentucky's new eTranscript program for high school students.

4:55 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

KY Education Commissioner Diagnosed with Vocal Cord Disorder

It’s no secret that Dr. Terry Holliday has been having trouble with his voice.

“Well I’ll keep it short because I can’t talk anyway,” Holliday joked at a recent press conference.

For an education commissioner whose primary job is to communicate with teachers, school officials, and policymakers, that can be a problem.

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4:03 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Holliday Testifies on Need for Flexibility in NCLB

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.

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11:47 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Kentucky Education Department Prepares to Release Alternative Schools Data

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.

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8:32 am
Thu January 17, 2013

DOE Commissioner Holliday Visits All Public School Systems

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.

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Morning Cram
8:16 am
Mon June 18, 2012

the morning cram [staying afloat edition]


NPR reports officials in Venice, Italy are doing anything they can to keep the city financially afloat. 

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