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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 …

Joint Resolution 19 puts Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Appreciation Week in October

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Designating the third week of October as Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Appreciation Week, more than a dozen legislators and retired teachers turned out in Frankfort to witness or ceremonially sign the bill known as House Joint Resolution 19.   Gov. Steve …

When it comes to choosing a home, quality
of local schools matter, LBAR survey shows

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An overwhelming majority of Fayette County registered voters say the quality of local schools is an important factor when choosing a home, according to a poll released by the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors.   Among registered voters, 75 percent say …

Science Guy: Did you know slime can dance? All you need is a magnet in a close encounter

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Does your slime dance around when it’s close to a magnet? Jason Lindsey, KyForward‘s Science Guy, and a kid scientist show us how to create magnetic slime.   Magnetic slime   Ingredients:   • 1/4 cup liquid starch   • …

From sushi to bonsai, Wellington Elementary students sample ‘special’ Japanese culture

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   At Wellington Elementary in Lexington, children in grades K-5 study Japanese about once a week along with music, P.E. and other “specials.” So when a handful of guests set up learning …

Owen Co. students’ winning recipe on the menu at many Kentucky schools this week

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  Many Kentucky students will see a new offering on the school lunch menu this week – a dish devised by fellow students.   Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday issued a challenge to local school districts to serve the winning …

High schoolers from across region get chance to observe a live surgery at Christ Hospital

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Hundreds of high school students from across Greater Cincinnati, including a number from Northern Kentucky, will have a unique opportunity on Tuesday, Oct. 28. They will observe a live surgery at The Christ Hospital, take a tour and lunch at …