Terry Holliday named winner of 2021 Karem Award for Excellence in Education Policy during June KBE meeting

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) named Terry Holliday as the 2021 recipient of the Karem Award for Excellence in Education Policy during its regular meeting on June 2. Holliday, who served as Kentucky’s fifth commissioner of education from 2009 to 2015, is the chair of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

By |2021-06-02T10:49:35-04:00June 2, 2021|

Former commissioner elected chairman of NBPTS board

Former Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has been elected chairman of the National Board for Professional Teacher Standards board of directors. Holliday succeeds former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise, who served in the role since 2009. This news coincides with the announcement that 4,729 teachers have achieved or renewed National Board Certification – the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching. Holliday [...]

By |2015-12-09T13:42:48-05:00December 10, 2015|

Kentucky joins career readiness initiative

Kentucky is among a group of 17 states that committed to develop and execute a detailed plan to implement recommendations made in a report by the Council of Chief State School Officers Career Readiness Task Force

By |2018-11-21T13:38:25-05:00September 28, 2015|

Five candidates move forward in commissioner search

At a special meeting in Lexington on Aug. 25, the Kentucky Board of Education voted to move five individuals forward in its search for the position of commissioner of education – with the possibility of extending a second interview to each, pending additional information.

By |2015-12-18T10:58:15-05:00August 26, 2015|

Education commissioner search moves forward

The Kentucky Board of Education has completed the first round of interviews for the position of commissioner of education. The board interviewed 12 candidates over the past two days.

By |2019-06-05T11:45:21-04:00August 17, 2015|

Holliday announces retirement, last day will be Aug. 31

Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday announced his retirement effective August 31. Holliday has served as commissioner since July 2009. In a letter read by Kentucky Board of Education Chair Roger Marcum, Holliday said, “I am humbled and very proud to end my 43 years in public education by serving the Commonwealth of [...]

By |2015-04-02T12:02:15-04:00April 2, 2015|

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|

Holliday urges a state-led, systematic approach to ESEA reauthorization

Terry Holliday Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday this week urged Congress to reauthorize the law governing public education in the United States by providing for a state-led, systemic approach that supports teachers and leaders. Holliday appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) at a hearing titled “Fixing No Child Left Behind: Supporting Teachers [...]

By |2015-01-27T13:20:36-05:00January 29, 2015|

Upcoming school year shaping up to be a busy one with educator effectiveness, new science standards and more

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday The 2014-15 school year is upon us, and it’s going to be an exciting and busy school year for Kentucky public school students, educators and parents. Many new and continuing initiatives will require the time and attention of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), school districts, schools and educators. All of these efforts support [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:40:10-05:00August 5, 2014|
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