Kentucky House Education Committee http://wkyufm.org en Derrick Graham Picked As New Kentucky House Education Chair http://wkyufm.org/post/derrick-graham-picked-new-kentucky-house-education-chair <p>State Rep. Derrick Graham has been named the new chairman of the state House Education committee, Democratic leaders announced today.</p><p>Graham is a Frankfort native who recently retired as a social studies teacher at Frankfort High School. He is a well-known education advocate and previously chaired a budget subcommittee on education.</p><p>“I want to congratulate Derrick, my friend and colleague, on his appointment as the House Education Committee’s newest chairman,” House Speaker Greg Stumbo said in a statement.&nbsp; “He has dedicated his life to education and has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities Kentucky faces academically."</p><p>Five House members of the Democratic majority have applied for the open chairmanship, the news release said. Fri, 24 May 2013 19:55:02 +0000 31458 at http://wkyufm.org