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  The Kentucky State Board of Education has narrowed the field of candidates for education commissioner down to two.

Board Chair Roger Marcum is hopeful the next commissioner can help build on the foundation of a quarter century of reforms. 

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After a four-month search, the Kentucky Board of Education has named its five top candidates to succeed former commissioner Terry Holliday, who retires next week.

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The appointment of Kentucky’s top education official would be subject to state Senate confirmation under a bill pre-filed last week in the General Assembly.

State Rep. Kenny Imes, a Murray Republican, said he’s seeking to add accountability to the state’s education department.

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The Kentucky Board of Education conducted its first review Wednesday of applicants looking to become the next commissioner of education.

After a closed session, the board voted to ask the search firm for additional information on 15 candidates from in-state and out of state. The first interviews for the post will be conducted in Louisville August 14-15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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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.


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

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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.

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.


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

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.