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Matthew Shepard’s story, as told by his parents, adds depth to anti-bullying refrain

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Hearing from the parents of Matthew Shepard gave nearly 500 Lexington high school students a different take on a difficult subject – bullying.   “It brings the perspective of somebody who …

Candidates for education commissioner narrowed to five; one Kentuckian in the mix

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  The Kentucky Board of Education has announced the names of the five candidates – including one from Kentucky – being considered for commissioner of education. They are:   · Kathleen M. Airhart – Airhart serves as the deputy commissioner, …

Spreading the Word: Suicide prevention a crucial topic for middle, high school students

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   For the school community at Lexington’s Jessie Clark Middle, which lost a student to suicide two years ago, suicide prevention is a crucial topic to cover at the start of the …

United Way and NaviGo partner for event to bring community and businesses together

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The United Way of the Bluegrass and NaviGo College and Career Prep Services are pleased to announce a convening of businesses on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 8 a.m. at the United Way of the Bluegrass. This convening will allow business …

Five candidates chosen to move forward
in search for commissioner of education

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  At a special meeting in Lexington today, the Kentucky Board of Education voted to move five individuals forward in its search for the position of commissioner of education – with the possibility of extending a second interview to each, …

Science Guy: Use your head… and a couple other things to learn about balance, inertia

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“Science Guy” and kid scientist show how you can balance something and move what it’s balanced on without having it fall off.   Inertia Antenna   INGREDIENTS   · Metal Clothes Hanger · Play-Doh   INSTRUCTIONS   STEP 1: Bend …

More than $520M in state funds needed to beef up teachers’ pension fund, board told

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The Kentucky Teachers Retirement System pension fund will need an additional $520.4 million in state contributions to be fully funded next fiscal year, a state pension oversight board heard today.   The $520.4 million is in addition to around $380 …

Keeneland’s tours for fifth graders give local students glimpse into Thoroughbred industry

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  Keeneland will host 2,500 fifth-graders from 28 area public and private schools this week as part of an ongoing program to educate students about the historic Lexington track and the importance of the Thoroughbred industry to Central Kentucky’s economy …

New blood mixed with veteran members keeps ideas flowing for 16th District PTA

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   The 16th District PTA opens this fall’s campaign with a new quarterback and two new players on its governing board. James Brown will be president for a two-year term, while first-time …

‘Back-to-school’ isn’t just for students; FCPS offers four training sessions for volunteers

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Fayette County Public Schools encourages everyone to engage in education, and one way to do that is through volunteer efforts. The district’s volunteer program plays a major role in developing a community that has a powerful and positive impact on …