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Free Parent Workshop in Breathitt County

Changes are occurring in Kentucky’s education standards and the way they are measured.  To explain the changes, Forward in the Fifth will host a free workshop on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Breathitt County High School.

The workshop, entitled “What Parents & Communities Need to Know:  Kentucky’s Core Academic Standards.” will help parents and community members support the revised student expectations and testing system.  Implementing the new system will help schools transition to a  more rigorous education.  The new standards focus on preparing students for college and careers at every stage of their education.

“The information shared at the session will assist parents in preparing their child for his or her future,” said Jim Tackett, executive director of Forward in the Fifth.  “We invite all who are interested in learning about the new educational system to attend.”

“The reality is that it will take everyone-our schools, our parents, and our communities-working together to educate our young people at the highest level to ensure success,” he added.

Forward in the Fifth, Breathitt County School District, and Jackson Independent School District are teaming up to offer the workshop.

The program is free and includes a light meal and door prizes.  Registration is required to ensure adequate seating and materials.  Please register at:

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