Education Commissioner Says Kentucky Will Be Granted NCLB Waiver

Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education is confident the commonwealth will receive a waiver from No Child Left Behind standards. Terry Holliday has been in direct talks with federal officials, and he says a big announcement confirming the waiver is coming next week. “We’re in great shape. We’ve been talking with the Department of Education,” Holliday tells […]

Education Commissioner Denies Free Trips Influenced Contract Decision, Rand Paul to Release GOP Jobs Plan, UK President Says Schools Must Modernize, Occupy Louisville Continues: Afternoon Review

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says international trips paid for by an education foundation did not lead to the decision to contract with its business arm. The New York Times reported several states entered into agreements with Pearson after it gave them free trips. Holliday says there were no ethical violations. Offering an alternative to […]

Holliday to Promote Virtual Learning Program to Offset Disaster Days

by Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The head of Kentucky public schools believes virtual learning on the Internet may be the best way to avoid losing instructional days to disasters. Last school year, disaster days, which don’t have to be made up, were granted to 11 Kentucky school districts, including nine days each in Knox […]