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State’s school districts want to make sure all of Kentucky’s kids are counted during 2020 census

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Kentucky school districts want to make sure their students are counted when the 2020 census begins in April. Educators are gearing up to spread the word to parents and communities about the counting of every resident in the nation. Michelle Elison, a Louisville-based partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, says children are the largest undercounted...

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council benefits from donations from Amazon

The Amazon fulfillment center in Lexington recently donated nearly 100 boxes of food, personal hygiene products and kitchen wares to the Kentucky River Foothills Development Council. The local non-profit group offers education services, health services, housing, supportive services for veteran families and senior services to name a few of its many offerings. The Amazon fulfillment center in Lexington,...

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....