WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, P21, the leading organization advocating for 21st century readiness for all, announced the appointment of Dr. Terry Holliday, former Kentucky Commissioner of Education, as Senior Advisor for P21's State Partner Program.
The appointment demonstrates P21's sense of urgency and commitment to ensuring every child possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in our rapidly changing world.
In his new role, Dr. Holliday will assist P21 staff and members to expand support for P21's growing network of state policy leaders and state-based coalitions in building educational systems that prepare children to become successful citizens in a global society.
Under Dr. Holliday's leadership, Kentucky joined P21 as a State Partner in 2010. He previously chaired the P21 State Partner Advisory Council. Dr. Holliday championed 21st century learning throughout his distinguished career, spanning over four decades in public education, and was recently awarded by National Board for Professional Teaching Standards with 2015 James Kelly award and named 2014 Policy Leader of the Year by National Association of State Boards of Education.
"Our work in supporting students is far from over," stated Dr. Holliday. "I look forward to working with P21 in ensuring state leaders and educators work together to make 21st century teaching and learning a priority and a reality for all."
"Dr. Holliday is a leader among leaders and we are excited to have him on the P21 team," said Dr. Helen Soulé, P21 Executive Director. "His leadership and strong support for the 4Cs of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, as well as his extensive knowledge and experience in bringing innovative solutions to scale will greatly benefit P21, our members, state partners, and students."
P21 recognizes that all learners need educational experiences in school and beyond, from cradle to career, to build knowledge and skills for success in a globally and digitally interconnected world. Representing over 5 million members of the global workforce, P21 is a catalyst organization uniting business, government and education leaders from the U.S. and abroad to advance evidence-based education policy and practice and to make innovative teaching and learning a reality for all. Learn more at www.p21.org and follow P21 on Twitter @P21Learning
P21 Members: American Camp Association, American Federation of Teachers, Apple Inc., Bahcesehir K-12 Schools, Cable Impacts Foundation, Crayola, Destination Imagination, Duck Learning, EF Education First, Education Networks of America, First Five Years Fund, Fisher-Price, Ford Motor Company Fund, Future Problem Solving Program International, Gale Cengage Learning, Goddard Systems Inc., Intel Corporation, Learning.com, LEGO Foundation, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Education Association, National Speech and Debate Association, PBS, Pearson, People to People International, Playworld, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, VIF International Education, and The Walt Disney Company
P21 State Partners: Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin
Tatyana Warrick, P21, Email, 202-312-6430
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