Ky. education chief gets 4-year extension

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Board of Education has voted
to give state Education Commissioner Terry Holliday a four-year
contract extension.

Holliday was hired by the board in 2009. The new contract runs
through August 2017, but does not include a raise on his
$225,000-a-year salary.

A statement from Kentucky's Department of Education says the
board unanimously agreed on the extension at its regular meeting
Wednesday morning.

Board member Brigitte Blom Ramey says Holliday has a "gift for
communicating about policy in a no-nonsense fashion."

The statement says under Holliday's leadership, Kentucky has
seen improved test scores in assessments for eighth and tenth grade students and improvements in Advanced Placement tests by high school seniors, among other accomplishments.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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