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Students plant trees on campuses during inaugural Tree Week, loved ‘putting shovels in ground’

By Tammy Lane Fayette County Public Schools When fifth-graders fan out across the playground and grassy field behind Clays Mill Elementary, they will note with pride the small grove they helped plant this fall during Tree Week 2018. “We got satisfaction from actually doing the work, and it’s so fun to shove shovels in the ground,” said 11-year-old Sam Campbell.   Armed with tools and grit,...

Budding reporters at WWB have the Times
of their life, remind us all of what matters

A WWB Times reporter learns to lay out a newspaper page. (Photo by Judy Clabes)   By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   When an elementary school in Lexington, in the shadow of downtown and the state’s flagship university, is rated the worst-performing in Kentucky, that’s cause for both alarm – and action.   Rallying the village that it takes to raise a child, United Way of...

Budding reporters at WWB have the Times of their life, remind us all of what matters

A WWB Times reporter learns to lay out a newspaper page. (Photo by Judy Clabes)   By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   When an elementary school in Lexington, in the shadow of downtown and the state’s flagship university, is rated the worst-performing in Kentucky, that’s cause for both alarm – and action.   Rallying the village that it takes to raise a child, United Way of...

Biographer shares William Wells Brown’s
story with students at namesake school

The biography ‘William Wells Brown: An American Life’ is due out in early October. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to Kyforward   As Ezra Greenspan described William Wells Brown to fourth- and fifth-graders, he realized they already knew a good bit about the historical figure for whom their Lexington elementary school is named. And while Brown doesn’t have...

Biographer shares William Wells Brown's story with students at namesake school

The biography ‘William Wells Brown: An American Life’ is due out in early October. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to Kyforward   As Ezra Greenspan described William Wells Brown to fourth- and fifth-graders, he realized they already knew a good bit about the historical figure for whom their Lexington elementary school is named. And while Brown doesn’t have...