Terry Holliday

6:45 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Ky. Education Officials Monitoring Home School Opt-Outs as Dropout Age Increases to 18

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday
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  As the dropout age increases to 18 for most Kentucky public schools next academic year, the state education department will be closely monitoring its data.

Among the indicators that will be watched is the number of students who opt out for homeschooling.

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5:36 am
Mon January 19, 2015

New ‘Bluegrass Diploma’ to Emphasize College, Career Readiness for Kentucky Students

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Kentucky educators are experimenting with possible changes to the state’s high school diploma.

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4:44 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Resolution on Kentucky Schools' Make Up Days Reached

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Final action on school calendar legislation came today in the Kentucky general assembly. The matter has been a heavily debated item, considering the number of missed school days this winter.

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3:57 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Ky. Education Commissioner Named President of State School Chiefs

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is now president of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

For the past year, Holliday has served as the group’s president-elect.

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10:34 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Group Raises Money To 'Prove' Kentucky's Education System Needs More Money

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The Council for Better Education is asking its members to help fund another study to demonstrate how Kentucky’s education system is being underfunded.

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2:54 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Postsecondary Education Council President Says Kentucky Needs Better Teacher Training

The President of Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education says the state needs to do a better job recruiting and training good teachers.

Bob King says students majoring in elementary school education at Kentucky colleges often have the lowest ACT scores and highest need for remedial courses.

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12:01 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Ky. School Test Results Released

  While Kentucky has already celebrated a record graduation rate for high schools and improved number of students who are college and career ready, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says there are still areas of concern. The Department of Education released results of its accountability system Friday and Holliday says the focus now is on math.

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5:15 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Kentucky's Grad Rates Improve

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Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday are celebrating early results of the state’s education assessments.  The pair joined in Frankfort Tuesday to announce the highest high school graduation rate in recent state history.

That rate is 86 percent, up from 78 percent last year. The state is also using a more accurate graduation rate formula. 

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12:23 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Education Commissioner Says Next Legislative Session Is 'Make Or Break' For Kentucky Schools

The Kentucky Department of Education

Originally published on Tue August 27, 2013 10:31 am

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is calling the next legislative session a “make or break year” for education in the state.

“I think we’ve hit the wall for increasing student performance and without some reinvestment in public education I think kids are going to lose out,” he says.

As Kentucky slowly rebounds from the recession, Holliday says the state needs to make education a top priority when laying out the biennium budget that will set the funding for state agencies over the next two years.

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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.