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Owsley Co., one of nation’s poorest school districts, leads discussion about innovation

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By Melissa Landon Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues   School administrators and teachers from several Kentucky counties gathered in Owsley County perhaps the nation’s poorest, on Monday, Dec. 15, to discuss innovation in education. The school district was …

Science Guy: One kernel of popcorn in a glass ornament adds burst of fun to decorating tree

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Looking for a way to add a little science to the Christmas tree this year? If so, our KyForward’s Science Guy Jason Lindsey shows us how to pop popcorn inside a clear glass ornament.   Popping Christmas Ornament   INGREDIENTS …

Eighth-graders attending Southern’s Career Fair discover they have varied career options

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   For many 13-year-olds, settling on a definite career choice is like nailing Jell-O to the wall. Is it civil engineering? No, maybe law enforcement? Still not a good fit? Perhaps a …

School board member Daryl Love rounds
out FCPS superintendent search committee

Fayette County Board of Education Chairman John Price has appointed school board member Daryl Love to round out the superintendent search committee, avoiding the need for a districtwide parent election to ensure the panel included a racial minority. Also, under …

Coin toss determines parent/guardian representative on FCPS screening committee

Under provisions in state law that outline the process for breaking a tie in a general election, a coin toss this morning determined that Sharon Mofield-Boswell will represent parents and guardians on the Superintendent Screening Committee.   To assist in …

UK sophomore Myers’ passion for agriculture pays off with election to national FFA office

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By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   Boyle County native and University of Kentucky sophomore Ruth Ann Myers may be young, but she has a long history when it comes to agriculture education in the Commonwealth.   “I kind of grew …

With new marching orders (again), state’s only military school will try to reinvent itself

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  By Kristy Robinson Horine KyForward correspondent   Dakota J.K. Prieschen usually gets up at 6 a.m., cleans all the common areas around him, eats breakfast at 7 a.m., then joins formation for classes at 8:10. All of these are …

Elementary students encouraged to try new and different things while ‘book-tasting’

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   With the library set up like a restaurant, third-graders at Mary Todd Elementary sampled new genres and authors in a book-tasting organized by media specialist Rachel Barcus.   She compared it …

Military academy to close temporarily, will
re-emerge as Millersburg Military Institute

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  Forest Hill Military Academy in Millersburg, formerly the Millersburg Military Institute, will temporarily close its main school functions at the end of December due to low enrollment. According to officials, the school plans to reopen again in August of …

A life-size maze, building-block puzzles, even Frozen’s Elsa help BTW students learn coding

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  Dec. 8-14: Computer Science Education Week   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Amid a life-size maze and building-block puzzles, youngsters at Booker T. Washington Intermediate Academy in Lexington displayed clear-headed concentration during the daylong “Hour of …