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This ‘Neighborhood’ holds great promise for kids in Clay, Jackson and Owsley counties

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  By Beth Dotson Brown Special to KyForward   When Kentucky released its kindergarten-readiness scores in January, the Berea College Promise Neighborhood staff celebrated. And with good reason.   Since 2012, the scores in the college’s “neighborhood” of Clay, Jackson …

Garrard Co.’s 3000 wins Best Picture at Keep It Real: REMIX Youth Video Contest awards

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    The winners of the Keep It Real: REMIX Video Contest were announced last night at a special awards program at the Kentucky Theatre. This year, 88 videos were submitted from students throughout Kentucky.   The top winner, 3000, …

Congressman Barr announces Congressional Art Competition for high school students

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Congressman Andy Barr announced the Congressional Art Competition which is open to all high school students in the Sixth District.   The overall winner will have his or her work displayed in the United States Capitol for the next year. …

No More Bullying: Suicide, second leading cause of Kentuckian deaths, is preventable

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This column on bullying in schools will run periodically on KyForward.   By Melissa Martin Special to KyForward     Does bullying lead to suicide in adolescents? How can these tragic deaths be prevented? What can parents do? What can …

Business and education leaders join forces at upcoming education summit in Louisville

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Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education Terry Holiday, the Executive Director of 55,000 Degrees and Kentucky Board of Education member Mary Gwen Wheeler, and businessman Billy Harper of Harper Enterprises will join forces at The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky’s upcoming …

African-American Read-In this month brings new voices to Breckinridge Elementary School

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Breckinridge Elementary in Lexington has bookmarked February for an African-American Read-In in observance of Black History Month. And the focus is clearly on literacy.   “… this is a way to …

CU plans art scholarship competition; performance grants to be awarded April 11

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Campbellsville University is searching for talented high school seniors to compete for two art scholarships worth a total of $6,000 each.   The university’s annual art scholarship competition and workshop will be Saturday, April 11, beginning at 10 a.m. in …

Infusion of technology brings happiness
to Russell Cave Elementary classrooms

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    By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Even the most patient children can grow tired of waiting their turn, so students are thrilled that Russell Cave Elementary now has enough computers to go around.   “We’re doing …

Fayette County Public Schools closed rest
of the week because of inclement weather

From Fayette County Public Schools:   All Fayette County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 19 and Friday, Feb. 20 due to inclement weather conditions.   Afternoon and evening student activities are canceled for all schools. (Including the …

Science Guy: Schools call for snow days and snow days call for – what else? – snow cream

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Searching for something educational to keep the kids busy during a “snow day?” If so, “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show you how to use a few ingredients from around the house, along with some fresh snow, …