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Blue Grass Baptist School participates in celebration of educational opportunity

  Blue Grass Baptist School will hold a special event on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. to celebrate National School Choice Week, school leaders announced today.   This event will feature a ceremony recognizing students and teachers. The event …

School Boundaries: First draft of elementary school zones is ready for public feedback

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***Note: The first draft of the panel’s elementary school zones map is now available at www.fcps.net/zones   Below you will find the text of a message from Alan Stein, chair the School Rezoning Committee for the Fayette County Public Schools, …

FCPS Superintendent Search: Board seeks community, employee and family opinions

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Below you will find the text of a message from Fayette County Board of Education Chairman John Price that was shared with families, employees and community members related to the search for the next Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent.   …

Half of state’s kindergarteners were ready for school this year, up from 49 percent last year

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    Half of students who started kindergarten this school year were ready to learn and succeed, according to the Kentucky Department of Education. That is up from 49 percent last year. Despite the gain, about 24,500 students entered kindergarten …

Earth Day photography contest celebrates the beauty and diversity of nature in Kentucky

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  The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has kicked off its fifth-annual ‘Capture the Earth’ digital photography contest for all Kentucky students in grades 6-8.   Judges will look for originality and creativity, photo composition, and a brief explanation of …

School Boundaries: ‘We are not talking about bussing … from one end of county to another’

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Below you will find the text of a message from Alan Stein, chair the School Rezoning Committee for the Fayette County Public Schools, that was shared with families, employees and community members about the committee’s progress.     The committee …

Milken Winner: ‘I feel lucky every morning’; Jefferson Co. educator one of 40 nationwide

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  By Brenna R. Kelly Special to KyForward   Allyson Vitato thought she was bringing her school together to hear from state education officials about the rise in student achievement at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary in Jefferson County.   She planned a …

Science Guy: Here’s a quick and easy experiment that is light as a feather

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  How long can you balance a feather in the palm of your hand? Our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how you can use science to help you with this challenge.   Feather Balance   …

School districts join FAFSA-completion effort; aid could help qualifying kids afford college

  Nearly half of the school districts in Kentucky will participate in a new program to increase the number of students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.   The FAFSA is a major step in …

Kentucky among leaders nationwide in graduation rates, latest numbers show

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The latest numbers on the graduation rate are out from the U.S. Department of Education, and Kentucky is among the leaders nationwide.   According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Kentucky’s 86 percent graduation rate in the 2012-13 school …