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Commentary: When parents engage with schools, children and their communities prosper

By Helen Carroll Special to KyForward There is no greater influence in a child’s life than parenting. The people we become rests on the foundation of our parents’ love, care and choices they make about how we grow, learn and prosper. Parents’ involvement in school is critical to that foundation and has lasting impacts on the parents themselves, their children and their communities. For 280,000...

Education advocate Carroll joins Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership

Leading education advocate Helen Carroll has joined the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership (GCIPL) as a consultant to support the program that helps parents become knowledgeable and effective partners in efforts to improve local schools. In this role, she will serve as a parent leadership coordinator for the Northern Kentucky region. Carroll has been a longtime supporter of...

Reflections on 27 years with Toyota — many happy memories, many fun stories to share

By Helen Carroll Special to KyForward   A few months ago, I was asked to speak to a high school reunion in Georgetown. I won’t say how many years these folks were celebrating … suffice it to say I was the youngest person in the room, by several years.   But it was great to be back in Georgetown to see people I have known all my life and to hear some fun stories about Georgetown and...

‘Born Learning’ making sure youngsters, as well as their parents, are prepared for school

In the “Born Learning” series, teachers read aloud to youngsters as they get accustomed to the routines of school. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Expansion of the “United Way Born Learning Academies, driven by Toyota” means more youngsters will be prepared for school.   “Our goal is for them to start on the playing field ready to...

'Born Learning' making sure youngsters, as well as their parents, are prepared for school

In the “Born Learning” series, teachers read aloud to youngsters as they get accustomed to the routines of school. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Expansion of the “United Way Born Learning Academies, driven by Toyota” means more youngsters will be prepared for school.   “Our goal is for them to start on the playing field ready to...

Toyota gives new funding for ‘bornlearning,’
launches new academy at Garth Elementary

Toyota team members and Scott County school officials joined Toyota’s Helen Carroll for the bornlearning grant presentation.   Staff Report   For Toyota’s Helen Carroll, the big announcement of the bornlearning Academy at Garth Elementary in Georgetown was a homecoming of sorts. She was a student there – and her parents were both students there as well.   Carroll, manager...

Toyota gives new funding for 'bornlearning,' launches new academy at Garth Elementary

Toyota team members and Scott County school officials joined Toyota’s Helen Carroll for the bornlearning grant presentation.   Staff Report   For Toyota’s Helen Carroll, the big announcement of the bornlearning Academy at Garth Elementary in Georgetown was a homecoming of sorts. She was a student there – and her parents were both students there as well.   Carroll, manager...

Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence adds 18 new members during fall meeting

Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence added 18 new members during its recent fall meeting, including several people from the Central Kentucky area.   Named to the statewide citizens’ organization were:   · Clay Barkley of Louisville, assistant state attorney general · Justin Bathon, assistant professor in the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology & Leadership...