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Fayette public schools offer early graduation option; FCPS hosts informational meeting

The Kentucky Board of Education now offers an Early Graduation option that puts eligible students on an accelerated path to move on to college.   Fayette County Public Schools will host an informational meeting for students and families at 6 …

Montgomery Co. school board to offer all its elementary, early learning students free meals

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In a microcosm of discussions taking place all over Kentucky and much of America, a divided Montgomery County Board of Education decided recently to offer free meals to all children in the county’s elementary schools and its Early Learning Center. …

Are elementary school start times too early for young students? UK team takes a look

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  By Gail Hairston Special to KyForward   It’s rarely easy to get a child out of bed, dressed, fed and off to school, especially when it’s still dark outside. Schoolchildren everywhere (their parents too, if they are being honest) …

Half dozen school principals from Lexington begin CEO-level leadership training course

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Six principals in Fayette County Public Schools have begun a year-long executive-level leadership training course usually reserved for the nation’s top CEOs.   They were selected for the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Institute for School Principals by an advisory board …

Film documents Somerset high school’s journey to national cheerleading finals

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  A documentary following the journey of two high school cheerleading teams – including Southwestern High School in Somerset – as they compete for the National High School Cheerleading Championship title has been released through Video On-Demand by FilmBuff.   …

FCPS fifth-grade field trips to Keeneland give kids insight into Thoroughbred importance

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Keeneland will welcome 2,500 fifth-grade students on field trips this week as part of a partnership between Keeneland and Fayette County Public Schools that teaches the history of the race track and the importance of the Thoroughbred industry in Kentucky’s …

Education department making push for public comment – and understanding – of standards

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  By Brad Hughes Special to KyForward   The Kentucky Department of Education Monday launched a major push to get teachers, parents and others to learn more about the state’s English/language arts and math academic measures, and then to provide …

Eye Health: More than homework overload, school can mean electronic device eye strain

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  By Dr. Dawn Stratton KyForward columnist   Just like many of you who are reading this, my sons headed back to school (reluctantly) this month. The summer included a lot of baseball and time at the pool. There also …

Change in state law allows Kentucky Lottery
to air ‘Where the Money Goes’ commercials

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  For the first time in its 25-year history, the Kentucky Lottery today is advertising where proceeds from the sale of its games are spent.   This has never happened before because, until recently, it would’ve been against the law. …

Innovation Fund of Transforming Education in Kentucky awards half of its grants to FCPS

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The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky has awarded nearly $100,000 in grants from its Innovation Fund to six projects across the Commonwealth, including three that impact students in Fayette County Public Schools:   • FPCS (Leanna Prater in instructional …