Terry Holliday

Education
9:11 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Applications Open for Kentucky Student Council

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Kentucky public school students in grades 10 to 12 who have ideas about how to improve schools and student achievement can apply for appointment to a board that will advise state Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.  The Education Department says the Next-Generation Student Council is a yearlong program providing student feedback that also engages student leaders in learning by doing. The group will meet with Holliday and Education Department staff.  Appointments will be based on the applicants' ability to communicate their ideas and goals.

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Education
11:42 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Holliday Given Contract Extension

Terry Holliday

The Kentucky Board of Education unanimously agreed to award Commissioner Terry Holliday a four-year extension of his contract Wednesday.

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Kentucky Education
9:07 am
Mon May 7, 2012

New Tests for Kentucky Students

Kentucky's efforts to overhaul its public education system are being put to their first test.  Across the state, hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren are taking new tests as part of the annual spring exam ritual. Both the assessments and the results expected this fall are history in the making.  

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Operation Preperation
8:50 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Students Prepare for College and Careers

Kentucky students are getting advice this week on how to prepare for college as part of Operation Preparation. Eighth- and 10th-grade students will meet with trained community advisers to review their college and career plans. The sessions will their career aspirations and the required education and training involved. Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says the goal is to help students maximize their academic preparation and stay on track for success during high school and beyond. The majority of Kentucky school districts will participate in Operation Preparation.

Education Policy
10:44 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Kentucky and Tennessee Granted NCLB Waiver

Kentucky has been granted a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind standards.

NCLB has been criticized the past few years as having unreachable goals for education. Kentucky was one of 11 states that applied for the waiver last fall and 28 more states have announced they plan to seek waiver later this year. In the first round ten states, including Tennessee, were granted a waiver.

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