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Fayette County’s Wellington Elementary honored nationally for sustainability efforts

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Wellington Elementary School in Lexington is a recipient of the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Award. Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan …

Nation’s ‘Best High Schools’ include 62 Kentucky schools with gold, silver rankings

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Staff report   U.S. News & World Report has come out with its list of the nation’s best high schools, and 62 Kentucky schools were eligible for a state ranking, receiving either a gold or silver medal.   Five schools …

Cardinal Valley students ‘couldn’t believe people were throwing things in their creek’

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  About 75 students and volunteers from Cardinal Valley Elementary in Lexington worked Saturday to clean out the stream at Cardinal Valley Park, collecting half a ton of trash between the road and pedestrian bridges.   The effort was coordinated …

Earth Day celebration features Ben Sollee, Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council

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The third annual Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council Earth Day Celebration entitled “One Planet. One Experiment” will be held Monday, April 28, at 4 p.m. at Transylvania University.   The BYSC event begins with a Sustainability Expo and sustainability snack booth …

Dunbar media adviser receives 2014 James L. Highland award from Western Kentucky

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Wendy Turner of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School has received the 2014 James L. Highland Media Adviser of the Year Award.   This statewide honor recognizes a Kentucky high school media teacher who actively supports and protects the First Amendment …

Henry Clay band director named 2014 ‘Great Teacher’ from the Rotary Club of Lexington

Bill Kite, the band director at Henry Clay High School, has received the 2014 John R. Bryden Great Teacher Award from the Rotary Club of Lexington. The $1,000 award, which is made possible in part by a grant from the …

Model Lab sophomore accepted into State Department’s language immersion program

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A sophomore from Model Laboratory School in Richmond will spend seven weeks in South Korea this summer in a language immersion program sponsored by the U.S. State Department.   Lydia Coleman will participate in the National Security Language Initiative for …

Forward in Fifth hands out AppLE Awards
to teachers, community leaders, students

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  Forward in the Fifth has selected six educators and two community and student-based organizations to receive the 2014 Appalachian Leaders in Education Awards for their efforts to advance education in Southern and Eastern Kentucky.   The AppLE Awards celebrate …

Mercer Co. middle school students tackle
a monumental service learning project

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  By Susan Riddell Special to KyForward   When a teacher sets out to work with students on civic-minded service learning projects, it’s not surprising for both the students and teacher to come away from those efforts feeling really good …

Space is limited at FCPS Summer Robotics Camp in June; only for current fourth-graders

The sixth annual Fayette County Public Schools Summer Robotics Camp for elementary students will be June 12 and 13 at Beaumont, Leestown and Winburn middle schools. Because of limited space, children must apply for a spot, and only current fourth-graders …