Commissioner Terry Holliday

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Named NASBE 2014 Policy Leader of the Year

Terry Holliday Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has been named the 2014 Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). The honor is given annually to a national or state policymaker in recognition of his or her contributions to education. “Commissioner Holliday’s dedication to improving public education and his achievements are [...]

By |2014-07-23T13:55:56-04:00July 24, 2014|

The angst and anticipation of PGES

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday In order for more students to achieve success by reaching college- and career-readiness standards, we must have a highly effective teacher in every classroom, a highly effective leader in every school, a highly effective leader in every school district, and strong support and guidance from the state through the General Assembly, Kentucky Department of [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:47:38-05:00May 27, 2014|

United We Stand, Divided We Fail

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday The words United We Stand, Divided We Fall are emblazoned on the Kentucky state seal, displayed on the state flag and, in 1942, were adopted by the General Assembly as the Commonwealth’s motto. While biblical in origin, this simple, yet inspiring phrase first appeared in modern times in the revolutionary war ballad The Liberty [...]

By |2020-01-28T11:37:18-05:00April 15, 2014|

Budget cuts impacting our children’s future

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Look at our most recent college- and career-readiness and graduation rates and you can see the tremendous progress we are making in Kentucky public education.  Our teachers and administrators do an amazing job every day, in spite of the fact they are doing so with less funding. Educators have told me about the negative [...]

By |2020-01-28T11:47:26-05:00December 3, 2013|

Senate Bill 1 and Kentucky Core Academic Standards

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Education Commissioner Terry Holliday recently had a column published in the Cincinnati Enquirer  in which he discusses the link between Senate Bill 1 and the Kentucky Core Academic Standards. This is a longer version of that column. Our goal in Kentucky is to provide students in our state with a world class education that will prepare them for [...]

By |2020-01-28T11:51:22-05:00June 4, 2013|

Education commissioner named Floyd chief of staff

Tommy Floyd Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has named Thomas G. “Tommy” Floyd to the newly created position of chief of staff at the Kentucky Department of Education. Floyd is currently the superintendent of the Madison Co. Schools. Holliday said the position is needed due to the large number of initiatives that the department is implementing related to Senate [...]

By |2019-03-12T15:59:37-04:00May 2, 2013|

A quilt to remember

When Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday looks up from his desk, before him hangs a custom-made quilt expertly designed, sewn and quilted by his sister-in-law, Libby Holliday, who lives in Belton, S.C. Based on the craftsmanship, it is clear she does this work professionally.

By |2019-03-25T09:54:24-04:00April 18, 2013|

A Productive Legislative Session

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday   All in all, the 2013 session of the General Assembly was a very productive session for education.   The major initiative of the Governor, First Lady and the Kentucky Board of Education was the passage of the graduation bill. This bill allows local school systems to raise the dropout age from 16 to [...]

By |2020-01-28T11:52:18-05:00April 2, 2013|

Spring brings opportunities to engage with Kentucky students, schools

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Throughout the commonwealth, educators are working diligently and with a sense of urgency to ensure ALL Kentucky’s students are college/career-ready when they graduate high school. They know it is an economic imperative not only for their students but also for our state. Together, we have made great strides this past year, as we worked [...]

By |2020-01-28T11:52:49-05:00March 5, 2013|
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