Senate Bill 97

A delicate balancing act

Terry Holliday As a parent, it is always difficult balancing between supporting your children and monitoring their behaviors and actions, which in some cases may require a disciplinary follow through. Teachers face a similar balancing act – supporting and nourishing students while also monitoring student behavior and academic performance. Principals confront the challenge of supporting teachers, but also [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:21:13-05:00February 10, 2015|

Governor, first lady honored for dropout prevention work

Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear this week received the National Dropout Prevention Network’s 2014 Crystal Star Award for Distinguished Leadership and Service. “Governor Beshear and the first lady have demonstrated their commitment to education by championing programs and legislation designed to ensure that students throughout the state not only graduate high school but are college- and career-ready,” [...]

By |2014-11-05T12:18:02-05:00November 6, 2014|

120 School Districts Honored at “Graduate Kentucky” Celebration

Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday honored school boards across Kentucky that raced to adopt the new “Graduate Kentucky” standard, keeping students in school until they earn a high school diploma or turn 18. To date, 120 Kentucky local boards of education have voted to raise the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18.  [...]

By |2021-01-07T16:44:53-05:00August 8, 2013|

Raising drop out age important step in ensuring more students are college/career ready

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday The recent “Diplomas Count” study certainly gave us something to celebrate in Kentucky. The Kentucky graduation rate for the Class of 2010 (the most recent data available for this report) was 77.2 percent – better than the national average of 74.7 percent. Kentucky ranked third in the nation for most improvement in the graduation [...]

By |2020-01-28T11:50:36-05:00July 2, 2013|

Fifty-four school districts adopt new attendance age

Within two days of the official implementation of the “Graduate Kentucky” bill to promote high school graduation, 54 Kentucky school districts have voted to increase their compulsory attendance age. On Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear, and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday challenged the state’s school districts to adopt the new policy, and the leaders are encouraged by the [...]

By |2020-09-23T15:06:07-04:00June 27, 2013|

Gov. Beshear signs long-awaited graduation bill

Calling it “one of my most satisfying acts as Governor,” Gov. Steve Beshear this week signed into law the Graduation Bill (Senate Bill 97), which will keep Kentucky students enrolled in school until they turn 18. Gov. Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear have joined educators and child advocates to fight for this bill’s passage for the past five legislative [...]

By |2013-03-21T09:28:59-04:00March 21, 2013|
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