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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 …

Newly created task force ready to tackle bullying in schools; first meeting scheduled

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The Kentucky Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force will hold its first meeting Oct. 22, beginning its work to study bullying in schools and recommend practices and policies to help foster safer, harassment-free school environments.   The meeting will be at …

Lexington third-graders drive 3 mph in newly revamped and reopened two-acre Safety City

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Third-graders from Mary Todd Elementary in Lexington happily took to the streets to christen the revitalized Safety City, a two-acre site on Red Mile Place designed for practical and experiential learning. …

Science Guy: Slapping a piece of goldenrod paper around can lead to a bloody handprint

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Halloween is just weeks away. If you are searching for a spooky experiment, Jason Lindsey, our KyForward Science Guy, and a kid scientist show us a spooky paper that when slapped turns blood red!   Bloody handprint   Ingredients:   …