By Associated Press - Monday, July 28, 2014

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is being honored by the National Association of State Boards of Education as Policy Leader of the Year.

The award will be presented this fall in Denver at the association’s national conference.

The association’s executive director, Kristen Amundson, says in a release from the state Education Department that Holliday’s achievements and work to improve public education are known around the country. Amundson says work by Holliday along with the state Board of Education have made Kentucky a national leader.

The Policy Leader of the Year Award has gone in the past to Gen. Colin Powell, former North Carolina Gov. James B. Hunt and former first lady Barbara Bush.

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