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Tim Hanner dialing back a long, distinguished career in education for his ‘What’s Next?’ and new kidney

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor Tim Hanner spent his career as an educator urging students to focus on “What’s Next?” because some new, unknown opportunity is always just ahead. Tim Hanner and grandson Charlie In his own fulsome experience in teaching and sharing with others, Hanner was a classroom teacher, a principal, an associate commissioner of education for Kentucky, a superintendent,...

Ready to Learn: Districts taking collaborative approach to ensuring kindergarten readiness

Preschool student Sarissa Bowman makes her way across balancing blocks on her way to centers in Felechia Wainscott’s class in Owen County. (Photo by Amy Wallot)   By Brenna R. Kelly Special to KyForward   As her teacher placed alternating large and small plastic stepping stones across the floor of her preschool classroom, student Khloe Dempsey called out “Ok, we’re doing a pattern.”   “We’re...

Beyond the Battle: Kentucky military history lessons help students explore larger themes

DuPont Manual High School (Louisville) teacher James Garrett and Henry Clay High School (Lexington) teacher Jonathan McClintock examine Kentucky rifles from the late 1700s and early 1800s at the Kentucky Military History Museum. (Photo by Amy Wallot)   By Brenna R. Kelly Special to KyForward   The boy in the military cap and unbuttoned jacket staring out from the black-and-white photograph...

Auditor finds rampant abuses by former school superintendent, refers report to FBI

Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen today released a special examination into former superintendent William Gary Rye of the Dayton Independent Schools, finding he received nearly $224,000 in benefits and payments over an eight-year period that were not authorized by the school board. The report has been referred to the FBI, Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System, Kentucky Department of Revenue and Kentucky...

Workshops equip families to encourage learning from the time children are born

Each Born Learning session includes an interactive family time, with storytelling, singing, games or art. (Photos from FCPS)   By Tammy Lane Fayette County Public Schools   At the Born Learning Academy, don’t be surprised to see toddlers making chalk art, parents taking a brain-development quiz and families doing the chicken dance together. It’s all to emphasize the value of early learning,...