Jeff Rubin: As the bumper sticker says – if you can read this, thank a teacher; they believed. . .

If you can read this, thank a teacher. I saw that bumper sticker on the back of a car I was following on the highway the other day. The sticker brought a smile to my face. More than that, it made me think about the important role teachers have played in my own life growing up. A role that could just as easily be applied to anyone of us, including our children and grandchildren. Throughout my formative...

College Week gives life to students' dreams at Booker T. Washington Primary Academy

Travaughn Paschal, a senior linebacker at UK, spoke to second graders at Booker T. Washington Primary Academy about his experiences in school. (Photo provided)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   During College Week at Booker T. Washington Primary Academy, youngsters learned about their teachers’ pursuit of a diploma, heard a UK football player stress the importance of academics,...

Teachers Who Made a Difference program accepts nominations now through Mar. 16

  By Whitney Harder and Jenny Wells     In its 17th year, the University of Kentucky College of Education’s Teachers Who Made a Difference program is now accepting submissions for the 2015 program.   UK women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell is once again teaming up with the College of Education to offer this program that gives people an opportunity to thank a teacher,...

School Board Recognition Month: The rise of the women in numerous roles

(Photo from Wikimedia)   By Madelynn Coldiron Special to KyForward     Not only have Kentucky women increased their numbers on school boards over the past three decades, they have done so as a greater percentage than women in other locally elected positions.   “I do think that attitudes have changed in that more women feel a responsibility to participate in their community and...

Fayette County Public Schools now has 200 teachers with National Board Certifications

  By Tammy L. Lane Fayette County Public Schools   A dozen more local teachers recently earned National Board Certification, which is a demonstration of their practice as measured against high and rigorous standards. That brings the total to 200 throughout Fayette County Public Schools, including 10 already-certified teachers who joined the district in 2014-2015.   National Board Certification...

Lexington League of Women Voters honors essay contest winners and teachers, mentors

Col. Scott Brown, Henry Clay HS Liberal Arts teacher; Claire Thompson, 9th grade student at Henry Clay HS; Amir-Abou Jaoude, 11th grade student at Henry Clay HS; Barbara Sterrett, LWV board member; and Henry Clay HS principal Greg Quenon (Photo provided)   Essay contest winners for the Lexington League of Women Voters were announced. Three students and their teachers were honored.   First...