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Science Guy: Beat the heat with a refreshing drink for a ‘salty cooler’ with this experiment


Want the coldest drinks while enjoying the outdoors this Fourth of July weekend? If so, “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey shows us how an ingredient from the kitchen can help make sure you have the coldest drinks while watching fireworks.   …

State parks hold open house July 15 for teachers interested in educational programs


The Kentucky State Parks are holding an open house July 15 aimed at educators interested in finding out more about the educational offerings at parks around the state.   The open house will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon (local …

Education Briefs: Dunbar academic team wins big, Lafyette symphony is honored and more


Dunbar academic team junior varsity runner-up in national showdown   A team from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School was the junior varsity runner-up in the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE) 2015 National Scholastic Championship. The event was held June …

Governor to award more than $1.2 million
in grants to prepare youngest students


Nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded to 55 Community Early Childhood Councils covering 84 Kentucky counties to promote school readiness for children. Twenty-seven additional councils covering 33 counties have been invited to apply for the remaining funds of …

‘This is a great day for Fayette County’;
Caulk chosen as FCPS superintendent


Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk will be the next Fayette County Public Schools superintendent following a unanimous vote Saturday of the Fayette County Board of Education.   “This is a great day for Fayette County,” said Board Chair John Price in a …

Shared Vision: FCPS finalist Breeden agrees ‘It’s About Kids,’ says she’s prepared to lead


By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Superintendent finalist Terri Breeden, who has spent the past two days in Fayette County, has seen the district’s mantra – “It’s About Kids” – in action.     “There’s a culture of …

Meet and Greet II: FCPS candidate would close gaps while also accelerating learning


The second superintendent finalist, Terri Breeden, chatted with FCPS staff and families at a reception Thursday evening at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School after touring a few areas of town.   “The facilities are amazing, the people are warm, and …

Shared Passion: Caulk sees Fayette Co. as ‘destination district,’ believes he’s right fit


By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   After a day of meeting with stakeholders, a news conference and a public forum, superintendent finalist Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk says it’s clear that people care deeply about high-quality education in Fayette County …

Meet and Greet: FCPS finalist talks about leadership approach, making ‘good’ great


    Fayette County Public Schools welcomed the first superintendent finalist, Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk, with a tour of schools and a reception Tuesday evening at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Staff, students, parents and community members lined up in Dunbar’s …

Science Guy: Some household ingredients
can help you make elephant’s toothpaste


Mixing together a few ingredients from around the house can create a rush of bubbles. So much so, it looks like the toothpaste an elephant might use. “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey shows us how to create elephant’s toothpaste.   Elephant’s …