Closing the opportunity gap

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Equal educational opportunity for all -- it was the basis of the lawsuit that triggered the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 and remains a basic tenet of the Kentucky Board of Education and Kentucky Department of Education today. A student's race, ethnic background, family income, unique challenge or zip code should not determine [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:43:24-05:00July 15, 2014|

A road map for moving forward

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday I wanted to share with you two reports that the Interim Joint Education Committee recently received that, for me, are of particular importance. The first came from the Advance Kentucky team, which provided an evaluation report for their outstanding program. The Advance Kentucky team utilized the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics to [...]

By |2020-10-06T11:01:07-04:00January 7, 2014|

Postsecondary council awards $895,000 to improve educator quality

For the 11th consecutive year, the Council on Postsecondary Education awarded federal grant funds to improve P-12 educator quality through professional development programs. The Improving Educator Quality (IEQ) grants, totaling $895,000, were awarded to four lead institutions, including Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University and University of Kentucky. Included in the proposals are partnerships with the University [...]

By |2012-11-21T11:45:06-05:00November 22, 2012|
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