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Outstanding state employees honored during 2019 Governor’s Ambassador Award ceremony

Fifteen employees of the Commonwealth were awarded the 2019 Governor’s Ambassador Award (GAA) in a ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion on Thursday. State employees who have positively influenced the lives of co-workers, customers, or the community are recognized through the award program. This year, the Personnel Cabinet received more than 160 nominations. Gov. Matt Bevin (left) presents David...

Kate Fryar: Helping students learn to be part of team, learning and working together to make progress

By Kate Fryar Boyle County Schools Earlier this year, a student in one of my 9th-grade English classes was passing back graded work. Halfway through the stack, she flipped her ponytail, held a paper up to my face and asked, “WHO IS THIS?” in a voice louder than I would have liked her to use. I tried to discreetly point across the room to a quiet boy in the corner, but it was too late – he had...