Terry Holliday http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Education Commissioner on Funding: 'We Will See Pink Slips Like We’ve Never Seen Before' http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-commissioner-funding-we-will-see-pink-slips-we-ve-never-seen <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says teachers could faces layoffs and school districts could fail financially if education funding is not restored.</span></p><p>Holliday has pushed lawmakers to restore per-pupil funding levels to pre-recession levels. That request is more than $250 million dollars for the two-year budget that lawmakers will set when they return next year.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:53:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7789 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Commissioner on Funding: 'We Will See Pink Slips Like We’ve Never Seen Before' Where Homeschooling is Happening in Kentucky, and Why Education Leaders are Paying Attention http://wfpl.org/post/where-homeschooling-happening-kentucky-and-why-education-leaders-are-paying-attention <p>Kentucky doesn&#39;t monitor homeschooling very well, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says.</p><p>But as the state prepares to implement <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-s-new-dropout-age-will-be-18">a new dropout age of 18</a> in a few years, Holliday says it&rsquo;s an issue the education department wants to keep an eye on.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:52:16 +0000 Devin Katayama 7186 at http://wfpl.org Where Homeschooling is Happening in Kentucky, and Why Education Leaders are Paying Attention Kentucky Education Commissioner Says Math and Middle Schools Need Improvement http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-commissioner-says-math-and-middle-schools-need-improvement <p>Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says while Kentucky students improved their overall test results from last school year, the state still needs to do a better job with math.</p><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; font-family: 'Lucida Grande'; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; ">&ldquo;We&rsquo;re extremely concerned about math. We have made math our number one focus this year especially in middle schools,&quot; he says.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6994 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Commissioner Says Math and Middle Schools Need Improvement JCPS Improves in Kentucky School Test Scores, but Middle Schools and Math are Concerns http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-improves-kentucky-school-test-scores-middle-schools-and-math-are-concerns <p>Jefferson County Public Schools has shown overall improvement in the latest Kentucky accountability test scores&mdash;and many of its struggling schools are making significant gains. But despite meeting its annual objectives, JCPS still trails behind its peers in some key measurements.</p><p>That&rsquo;s according to new annual accountability results that were released by the Kentucky Department of Education Friday.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 04:01:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6991 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Improves in Kentucky School Test Scores, but Middle Schools and Math are Concerns Kentucky Auditor, Education Commissioner Urge Transparency in Superintendent Contracts http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-auditor-education-commissioner-urge-transparency-superintendent-contracts <p>School superintendent contracts, benefit packages and evaluations would be available to the public online under recommendations supported by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and state Auditor Adam Edelen.</p><p>Edelen’s office has uncovered abuse of power at multiple school districts in recent months.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:13:02 +0000 Brenna Angel | Kentucky Public Radio 4494 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Auditor, Education Commissioner Urge Transparency in Superintendent Contracts Education Week Ranks Kentucky in its Top 10 http://wfpl.org/post/education-week-ranks-kentucky-its-top-10 <p></p><p>Education Week, a national publication dedicated to education issues, has ranked Kentucky in the top ten on its annual <a href="http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/01/10/16sos.h32.html?tkn=RLRF%2B4mUV1fjxGZAPk7Od%2FfW1p2K2SFHTAx9&amp;cmp=clp-edweek&amp;intc=EW-QC13-EWH">Quality Counts report</a> measuring education policy and achievement indicators.</p><p>The improvement in ranking was praised Thursday by Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday who credits the ranking in part to Senate Bill 1 and the state’s new accountability system.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:20:29 +0000 Rae Hodge & Devin Katayama 3366 at http://wfpl.org Education Week Ranks Kentucky in its Top 10 Kentucky Ed. Commissioner Terry Holliday: Pension Reform Likely Legislative Focus http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-ed-commissioner-terry-holliday-pension-reform-likely-legislative-focus <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Lucida Grande'"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says despite a legislative session next year that’s likely to focus on pension reform, he expects some key education initiatives to be brought up, discussed and even passed.</span></p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 3181 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Ed. Commissioner Terry Holliday: Pension Reform Likely Legislative Focus