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Blue Grass Community Foundation awards $100,000 to 15 nonprofits focusing on literacy, early childhood

Blue Grass Community Foundation awarded $100,000 to 15 nonprofit organizations and schools serving Central Kentucky for projects focusing on literacy and early childhood education. These grants were made possible by the MacAdam Early Childhood and Literacy Fund at the Community Foundation. Applications for educational projects will again be accepted in July 2019.   Last year, Blue Grass Community...

New data will help school districts know more about who is ready for kindergarten

For the first time, school districts can use county-specific data profiles to understand how many children in their communities are ready for kindergarten, thanks to the 2013 Early Childhood Profiles released by the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.   These county-by-county reports show readiness indicators like communications skills and physical well-being for children entering school....