Former education commissioner honored for excellence

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky education commissioner has been named as the recipient of the 2021 Karem Award for Excellence in Education Policy. The Kentucky Department of Education said Board of Education members announced during a board meeting Wednesday that the award goes to Terry Holliday, who served as state education commissioner from 2009-2015. The award recognizes a Kentuckian who makes a significant improvement to public education. Holliday was nominated for his efforts to improve curriculum standards and policies, including the establishment of the Non-Traditional Instruction Program. That program helped the state move to remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic.