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FCPS’ Shelton calls auditor’s report ‘deeply troubling,’ says district will take ‘bold action’

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In the wake of the release of a special examination by the Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen, Fayette County Public Schools officials today said they welcomed news that no money is missing and there has been no criminal activity. At the …

Covington elementary social studies teacher named teacher of year by Kentucky council

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  Tiffany Gruen, a teacher at John G. Carlisle Elementary School, has been selected as the Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015 by the Kentucky Council for Social Studies.   “Ms. Gruen is a shining example of …

FCPS audit finds fiscal mismanagement, benefit disparities; no sign of criminal activity

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Auditor Adam Edelen today released a special examination of Fayette County Public Schools, finding chronic mismanagement of the district’s budget and finances that have contributed to its financial instability.   Auditors did not find any evidence of alleged criminal activity; …

First time Kentucky poets included in national 10th Poetry Out Loud recitation competition

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Schools and teachers can register through Oct. 1 to participate in Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation competition created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, which includes this year Kentucky poets.   Any Kentucky …

Fayette County PTA 5K and Color Craze give community chance to have fun, pay it forward

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The 16th District PTA invites the Lexington community to join more than 35 school chapters at this fall’s PTA 5K, where entry fees directly benefit school PTAs and PTSAs. In the first three years, more than $45,000 was raised. Businesses, …

Parents get the 4-1-1 on topics important to children, teenagers at monthly workshops

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Family Resource and Youth Services Centers at 10 schools have joined together to offer relevant and current information that helps parents keep up with changing trends and contemporary topics. The next workshop is Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Lafayette High School …

Young victim-turned-advocate among 22 appointed to bullying prevention task force

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For thousands of Kentucky students, going to school can mean bracing for a run-in with a bully. More than one in four Kentucky students aged 12 to 18 reported being bullied at school in 2011, and the Kentucky Department of …

Special projects at Eastside Tech help students put 9/11 attacks in perspective

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   William Lynch was in kindergarten on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists targeted iconic U.S. sites and killed almost 3,000 people in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. “I remember watching it on …

Congress of Future Medical Leaders in D.C. selects a half dozen students from FCPS

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A half dozen students from Fayette County Public Schools have been selected to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14-16.   The program aims to help direct students aspiring to be physicians or medical scientists …

National Merit Scholar Program names 205 seniors, 31 from FCPS, as 2015 semifinalists

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Fayette County Public Schools congratulates its 31 semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among some 205 in Kentucky and 16,000 nationwide considered outstanding high school seniors worthy of competing for about $33 million in awards next …