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Holliday takes over as president of national group

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has taken over as president of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

The national group, composed of state education chiefs from across the country, gets involved in major educational issues.

Holliday said one of the areas he will focus on as president is career readiness. He wants to press public schools to better prepare students to be ready to move into the workforce or into higher education.

That happens to be an initiative Holliday has pressed in Kentucky as well.

Holliday has served as Kentucky's education commissioner since 2009.

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