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Wayne Lewis: As the workplace continues to change, education must evolve to prepare students

One of the best parts of being education commissioner is having the opportunity to travel across Kentucky, talking with and spending time with students, educators, parents and community stakeholders. There are many good things happening in schools and communities across the Commonwealth, and I am privileged to get to see and hear so much of it for myself. One of my most recent trips was to Graves County,...

Constance Alexander: The last holiday of summer also a time to honor the legacy of our labor unions

The pressman always talked too loud; in fact, he shouted. When I asked my father why Daddy explained that the man had to make himself heard above the presses. He had gotten so used to the din, he seemed unable to turn down the volume even when things were quiet. For so many people, work does not stop when the whistle blows, or the boss goes home, or the time clock punches them out. Today, technology...

Migrant children, families enriched by fun, academic activities; creates bonds

The youngest kids lined up for a caterpillar relay race. (Photo provided)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward     Children’s smiles and laughter can transcend barriers, especially during a cookout and field-day games, which is how the district’s Migrant Education Program capped week three of summer school activities.   About 70 youngsters, along with many family members,...