In 2012, Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday talked with sophomore Alex Kearns about his future college and career plans during Operation Preparation at Gallatin County High School. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 15, 2012 Students who were sophomores participating in Kentucky’s first Operation Preparation back in 2012 will be graduating high school in a few months. Two of [...]
Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has assumed the role of president of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). For the past year he served as the group’s president-elect. “I am proud and very humbled to serve this outstanding organization,” Holliday said. “If you look at the accomplishments of CCSSO over the last five to six years, you see [...]
At its meeting yesterday, the Kentucky Board of Education and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday urged local school boards to “be courageous” and adopt a policy to raise the compulsory school attendance age to 18 effective in the 2015-16 school year. The state board approved a resolution encouraging districts to be early adopters of the policy, “in order to send a strong [...]
School innovation will be the focus of a special summit planned for Louisville later this month. The Kentucky Department of Education and the eight regional education cooperatives – led by the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative – have scheduled a two-day discussion of ways to champion innovation, efficiency and creativity in the state’s public education system. “Kentucky Leads the Nation – [...]
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday’s Twitter Town Hall scheduled for May 23 has been canceled. The Kentucky Department of Education is looking to reschedule the event in June.
The Council of State Governments (CSG) has created the Deeper Learning Focus Group, a diverse national panel of experts, for a series of meetings targeting what students learn, how they learn it and how they demonstrate their knowledge. Deeper Learning is a teaching method that involves a more rigorous and student-focused curriculum than under traditional teaching strategies. It also involves [...]
Commissioner wants to tie superintendent evaluations, board self-reviews to college/career readiness
By Education Commissioner Terry Holliday At the August Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) meeting, my annual evaluation was completed. Over the past month I have seen that many local boards and superintendents are completing the same process. The KBE has also expressed an interest in local board evaluations. Over the past two years I have mentioned the issue of superintendent [...]