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Middle-schooler to the Rescue: Bryan Station student remembers lesson to save his friend

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   An ordinary stroll to class at Bryan Station Middle School turned into “a pretty serious situation” as a 12-year-old student performed the Heimlich maneuver to help a choking classmate. “We were …

Blueprint for College Readiness gives state ‘A-’ for getting nine of 10 policies in force

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Kentucky is among the top states in the country when it comes to policies that promote college readiness and success among its students, according to a report released Oct. 29 by the Education Commission of the States.   The Blueprint …

Standing room only at Dayton School Board meeting as ‘student(s) of the month’ honored

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  There was standing room only at the recent Dayton School Board meeting as parents and relatives of Dayton Public Schools students came to see their children recognized as “student(s) of the month.”   Assistant Principal Heather Dragan of Dayton …

Science Guy: What makes a static ghost move on a scary Halloween? Why, static electricity!

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From taking a sweater off to touching a door knob on a winter day, we’ve all experienced static electricity. Jason Lindsey, KyForward‘s Science Guy, and a kid scientist show how using the same science that gives us a shock can …

‘Celebrate Appalachia’: Stonewall Elementary goes to the mountains for month of active fun

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Stonewall Elementary in Lexington emits a distinct Appalachian vibe this month as classes focus on the region’s people and traditions. “We want students to have a deeper appreciation of the rich …

Awash in Kindness: Liberty Elementary puts positive spin on bullying prevention month

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   As fifth-grader Aiyana Meeks pasted compliments on the “Anti-Bullying Wall of Kindness,” she marveled at the project’s impact within Liberty Elementary in Lexington.   “Every time I look at the wall, …

Ashland 2015 Teacher of the Year awarded to Louisville third-grade teacher Sarah M. Reed

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  A third-grade teacher at Field Elementary School in the Jefferson County school district, Sarah M. Reed, is the 2015 Kentucky Teacher of the Year.   Ashland Inc. and the Kentucky Department of Education made the announcement at a ceremony …

Statewide ‘Alive at 25′ defensive-driving program serves as wake-up call for teens

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  Ron Turley spent 27 years patrolling the highways of Kentucky as a state trooper. Ask him what the worst part of the job was, and he quickly answers: “Telling parents that their son or daughter was killed in an …

Pilot run of Disability Education Week AIMS! for advocacy, inclusion in schools and beyond

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Editor’s note: Oct. 20-24 is Disabilities Education Week at Julius Marks Elementary in Lexington, one of four pilot sites this year. And Wednesday, Oct. 22, is the community kickoff for AIM! …

Grant gives GLSEN Bluegrass chance to host 2015 conference for LGBT youth and families

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The Bluegrass Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network has received an $18,000 grant from the Kentucky System to Enhance Early Development to host a conference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth and their families. The conference …