New Kentucky Education Chief Could Be Named Today

Kentucky’s next Commissioner of Education could be named today. The state school board will meet in closed session this morning to assess the four finalists for the Kentucky Education Commissioner’s post. None of the finalists are from Kentucky. Still in the running are Dennis Cheek of Pennsylvania; Michael Sentance of Concord, Massachusetts; Catherine Cross Maple […]

Education Commissioner Candidate Cheek Scrutinized

Thanks to Ron Smith, Kentucky Public Radio/WEKU, Richmond As the Kentucky Board of Education continues follow-up work on the four finalists for education commissioner interviewed last week, one of those candidates is getting extra public scrutiny for some papers he wrote in the 1980s on Creationism, in which he questioned the concept of evolution. Dennis […]

Board Finishes Interviews For Schools Chief

 The Kentucky Board of Education says it will make a decision on a new education commissioner later this month.   The board interviewed the four finalists for the job Wednesday in Lexington. They are: Dennis Cheek, a senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City; Terry Holiday, who’s superintendent of the Iredell-Statesville school district North Carolina; […]

New Education Commissioner Could Be Named Wednesday

Kentucky could soon have a new education commissioner. The board narrowed its list of candidates to four last week after a round of interviews.  Spokesperson Lisa Gross says the board will meet Wednesday for final interviews with the remaining candidates. “A decision could be made very quickly,” says Gross. “I don’t want to pin the […]

Four In The Running For Kentucky Education Commissioner

From Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio/WEKU, Richmond Four candidates are in the running for the vacant post of Kentucky Education Commissioner. Some 80 people applied for the job, which opened after the previous commissioner, Jon Draud, resigned in February for health reasons. On Thursday, the Kentucky Board of Education whittled the list down to four […]

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 […]

Search For Education Commissioner Continues This Week

The search for a new Kentucky Education Commissioner continues this week when the state Board of Education meets in Frankfort. The panel will meet Wednesday and Thursday. Spokesperson Lisa Gross says a Florida search firm has gathered applications for the position, to present to the board. “They’ll be reviewing some applications for that position, and […]

KY School Board To Get Update On Commissioner Search

The search for a new Kentucky Education Commissioner continues. The state school board has a two-day retreat in Frankfort this week, where it will receive an update on the Education Commissioner’s search. Lisa Gross of the Education Department says a Florida search firm is already running ads and screening resumes. “Not sure if we have […]

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 […]

Legislative Changes On Agenda for Kentucky School Board

Legislative changes to education will be among the topics of discussion later this week when the Kentucky Board of Education meets in Frankfort. Spokesperson Lisa Gross says Senate Bill One, which effectively canceled the state testing system, will be discussed, as well as other issues. They’re going to talk about things like facilities, and textbooks, […]