Thursday, July 9, 2020
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday

Waiver will provide accurate, reliable picture of school progress

It was my great pleasure to participate in the 2012 Kentucky Teacher of the Year announcement two weeks ago.  As I told those who gathered...
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday

Preparing for proficiency starts now

Kentucky has made tremendous progress in improving education for all children over the past several decades. Today our state is seen as an education leader,...
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday

Heat Index is Rising on Unbridled Learning

This time of year has always been a period of excitement for me. As a former high school band director, this was time spent...

Due thanks as we prepare to unleash Unbridled Learning in Kentucky

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” Jacques Barzun Cultural historian Despite the many laudatory quotes and...
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday

Revisiting guidelines on evaluations, performance

Having been a teacher, principal, superintendent and commissioner, I have experienced the evaluation process at every level. My two key principles for evaluation are...
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday

Pledging to improve college- and career-readiness

I recently sent a letter to Kentucky superintendents and board of education chairs asking them to pledge to increase the rates of college and...
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday

2010: A Year in Review

There’s no question that 2010 was a busy, fruitful year. When I tally up the events and accomplishments related to P-12 education, I see...
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday

A heartfelt thanks

As my family and I get ready to enjoy our second Christmas in Kentucky, I wanted to take this opportunity to express my personal...
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday

What’s right with Kentucky’s public schools

With the release of the film Waiting for Superman, discussion and analysis of the public school system is growing. Much of what people are...
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday

High school class of 2010: What does its future look like?

Over the past few weeks, several reports have spurred me to consider the outlook for our most recent graduating class of Kentucky students. Readers should...