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KY Education Commissioner to Appear before Senate 



KENTUCKY (01/26/15) – Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is scheduled to appear before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on Tuesday, January 27, to testify at a hearing titled “Fixing No Child Left Behind: Supporting Teachers and School Leaders.”

The hearing will be held in Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. beginning at 10 a.m. ET.

The commissioner will discuss Kentucky’s experience with a state-led, systemic approach to teacher and leader development in public schools that includes partnering with educators to improve teacher and leader preparation programs, recruitment of teachers and leaders into the profession, professional development, evaluation, retention and working conditions.

• Also scheduled to testify are Dr. Dan Goldhaber, director of the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research at the American Institutes for Research and the Center for Education Data and Research at the University of Washington in Bothell ; Saul Hinojosa, superintendent, Somerset Independent school district, Somerset, Texas; Rachelle Moore, a 1st grade teacher at the Madrona K-8 School in Seattle, Washington; and Christine Handy-Collins, the principal at Gaithersburg High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is chaired by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee); Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) is the ranking member. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) serves on the committee.

The hearing is scheduled to be streamed live on the Internet. It can be accessed by going to the committee’s webpage http://www.help.senate.gov on Tuesday morning and selecting “click here for live coverage.” C-SPAN may elect to televise the hearing and will post its schedule Monday evening.

Information provided by Rebecca Blessing
Posted byJ.L. Graham
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