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New Prichard Committee reports focus on classroom experiences with standards, more

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A first-hand look at how Kentucky’s academic standards are spurring innovative teaching and learning in classrooms is the focus of a special report from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.   The standards are also the focus of a second …

Students honored for eco-art contest, inspires focus on environmental themes through art

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  The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has selected the student winners of the 2015 Eco-Art Contest.   The annual contest is open to high school students who create artwork in the categories of conservation, pollution prevention and environmental protection …

Athens-Chilesburg first graders host Henry Clay pen pals to ‘step back into childhood’

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   As eager first-graders at Athens-Chilesburg Elementary welcomed their pen pals from Henry Clay High School, their broad smiles simply lit up the classroom.   “She likes to dance. She likes pink, …

Total of six Fayette County school seniors receive National Merit Scholarships

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The initial 2,200 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities include six seniors in Fayette County Public Schools, it was announced Wednesday.   The awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years …

Fayette County Public Schools graduations being broadcasted, DVD copies available

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Channel 13, the educational television station in Fayette County Public Schools, will air the 2015 high school graduation ceremonies three times apiece during June. These events are not broadcast live from Rupp Arena.   Broadcast schedule:   Lafayette (ceremony at …

Science Guy: Have a snack, do some science by peeling an orange and popping a balloon

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You might eat an orange as a healthy snack, but did you know you can use an orange to pop a balloon? “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us the power behind an orange.   Pop a …

KFB seeking teacher nominations for 2015 Excellence in Agriculture Literacy Award

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Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is searching the state for 2015 “Excellence in Ag Literacy Award” nominees.   The award, presented annually by KFB during its annual meeting, was established to recognize and reward teachers who excel in their efforts to …

Pair of Paul Laurence Dunbar High seniors receive Ripple Effect Scholarships from KAW

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Kentucky American Water has awarded 2015 Ripple Effect Scholarships to three Kentucky high school seniors, including Madison Hood and Hadeel Abdallah of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.   Each young woman received a $500 award for her academic achievement and …

National organizations say Kentucky is among handful of states with reliable test scores

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Two national education organizations praised Kentucky for closing the gap between student performance on state tests and the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the Nation’s Report Card.   Achieve and the Collaborative for Student Success released a new analysis of …

Dunbar junior Seevers earns recognition at International Science and Engineering Fair

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Kyra Seevers, a junior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, earned recognition at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.   Kyra received United Technologies Corp.’s Special Award for Excellence in …