Terry Holliday


The man who oversaw major changes in the state’s academic standards over the last six years is stepping down in August. Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday announced the decision Wednesday.

A new video series produced by the Alliance for Excellent Education is seeking to highlight gains made under the Common Core academic standards adopted by Kentucky in 2010. But it’s not likely to halt Republican calls for repeal.

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday speaks to reporters - Kentucky Education Department

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is being credited with shepherding the state through a challenging period of transition.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It’s no secret that Dr. Terry Holliday has been having trouble with his voice.

“Well I’ll keep it short because I can’t talk anyway,” Holliday joked at a recent press conference.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky public school testing scores will be released Friday by the state Department of Education, marking the first data available under the state’s new Unbridled Learning accountability model. The new system is the result of legislation passed in 2009.