Education Commissioners Raise Ethical Concerns With Free Trips

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 taking trips on its foundation’s dime and this raises ethical questions, said Times reporter Mike Winerip. […]

Reactions to Naming of Next Education Commissioner

Education leaders throughout the state are reacting to today’s selection of Kentucky’s next education commissioner. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The reactions to the state Board of Education’s choice of Terry Holliday range from Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman to the head of the Kentucky Music Educators Association. Holliday has been a superintendent […]

Interviews Continue in Commissioner Search

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The Kentucky Board of Education, which continues its search for a new state education commissioner, is meeting in closed session Thursday in Lexington. Now that the school board has narrowed the list of candidates to 12, it will meet privately to discuss feedback from the applicants’ references. Lisa Gross […]

Interviews for Education Commissioner Set for Next Week

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky’s search for a new education commissioner is intensifying. After meeting privately for almost three hours, the state school board has narrowed the list of candidates from more than 80 to around 12. Board Chairman Joe Brothers says now the interview process begins. “We are on schedule. We wanted […]

State Education Board Wants New Commissioner by August

The Kentucky Board of Education wants to have a new education commissioner in place by the first of August.  The board is meeting this week in Frankfort, and has selected the Florida firm of Greenwood/Asher and Associates to conduct the search.   Spokesperson Lisa Gross says the board was clear about its search criteria.  “The […]

State Board of Ed to Begin Search for New Commissioner Soon

The Kentucky Department of Education is again looking for a new commissioner. Jon Draud resigned the post earlier this month, citing health reasons. He suffered a mild stroke in September. Department spokesperson Lisa Gross says the parameters of what they’re looking for in a leader change with the times. “The criteria is very general right […]