Education secretary praises Kentucky progress

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Louisville Mayor Grag Fischer and Commissioner Terry Holliday sit in on Brent Peter’s Food Lit class at Fern Creek High School (Jefferson County).Photo by Amy Wallot, April 23, 2015 During a trip to Louisville this week, United States Education Secretary Arne Duncan saw firsthand, some of the progress Kentucky has made in [...]

By |2015-04-24T12:07:15-04:00April 24, 2015|

JCPS principal wins Milken Educator Award

Allyson Vitato, principal at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School (Jefferson County), celebrates receiving the Milken Educator Award during a surprise assembly at her school. At right is Milken Education Awards senior vice president Jane Foley.Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 15, 2015 Allyson Vitato, principal at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School in the Jefferson County public school district, is Kentucky’s newest recipient of [...]

By |2015-01-16T12:21:11-05:00January 15, 2015|

Board backs action to fully fund teacher pension system

Beau Barnes, deputy executive secretary of the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System, and Associate Commissioner Hiren Desai update the Kentucky Board of Education on the KTRS pension fund.Photo by Amy Wallot, Dec. 3, 2014 The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) passed a resolution Wednesday encouraging the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS) to work with the governor and General Assembly [...]

By |2014-12-05T14:00:47-05:00December 4, 2014|

Teacher of the Year experience inspiring

Holly Bloodworth What an amazing experience it has been to represent teachers throughout the commonwealth as the 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. I really did not know what to expect, but every event and opportunity was a chance to learn and be inspired by those around me. I learned that our nation is full of inspiring teachers [...]

By |2014-09-10T15:28:46-04:00September 11, 2014|

Twitter Town Hall May 15

The Kentucky Department of Education invites teachers, administrators, district staff, parents, students and other education stakeholders to submit questions for Commissioner Terry Holliday's Twitter Town Hall Wednesday, May 15, 4-5 p.m. ET. Questions can be tweeted both before May 15 and during the live event. Use the hash tag #AskDocH to send questions. If you don’t have a Twitter account [...]

By |2013-05-08T13:03:31-04:00May 9, 2013|

Holliday plans Twitter Town Hall

The Kentucky Department of Education invites teachers, administrators, district staff, parents, students and other education stakeholders to submit questions for Commissioner Terry Holliday’s Twitter Town Hall Wednesday, June 20 from 4-5 p.m. ET. Questions can be tweeted both before June 20 and during the live event from 4-5 p.m. ET. Use the hash tag #AskDocH to send questions. If you [...]

By |2012-06-13T14:15:52-04:00June 14, 2012|

Murray Independent schools get an “Extra Holliday”

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday reported for duty yesterday at Murray Independent schools, where he spent the day visiting classrooms, lending a hand during bus duty and meeting with students, teachers and district leaders. The school district was the winner of the “Extra Holliday” item offered by the Kentucky School Public Relations Association (KYSPRA) during a silent auction at its [...]

By |2012-01-11T10:53:29-05:00January 12, 2012|

Commissioner Holliday’s second Twitter Town Hall

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) invites teachers, administrators, district staff, parents and other education stakeholders to submit questions for Commissioner Terry Holliday's second Twitter Town Hall Thursday, Jan. 19 from 4-5 p.m. ET. The Twitter Town Hall topics will be the 2012 General Assembly and KDE’s legislative agenda. Questions can be tweeted both before Jan. 19 and during the [...]

By |2011-12-27T10:42:40-05:00December 29, 2011|
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