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WKU awarded $1.1 million federal grant for special education to address shortage of certified personnel

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education has awarded Western Kentucky University a $1.1 million grant to address the ongoing national, state and regional shortage of personnel certified to serve K-12 students with high-intensity needs. Project “Preparing Rural Educators and Professionals for Students with High-Intensity Needs” (PREP) is an interdisciplinary initiative led...

Governor’s Scholars Program recognizes 1,024 high school students, representing 118 counties

The Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program has recognized 1,024 outstanding Kentucky high school students, representing 118 counties, for completing the 37th Governor’s Scholars Summer Program. The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students focused on enhancing Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders through educational and...

‘Parent U’ offers tools, support for Lansdowne families, sheds light on lesser-known topics

Families find that in building the school community, Lansdowne offers workshops that are relevant and useful. (Photo provided)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward     Lansdowne Elementary’s “Parent U” is designed for people like Tasleem El-Amin, a mother of three who recognizes the value of partnering with schools to benefit her children.   “I’m here often, so all...

TOBA to hold two educational clinics and its members meeting in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding two educational events, as well as its annual Members Meeting, in Saratoga Springs, New York the first week of August.   Monday, August 4: Pedigree and Conformation Clinic at Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion   Pedigree discussions include general theory, such as in-breeding, out-crossing and nicking as well as overall conformational...