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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 Tuesday, November  13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

“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 systemwill 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 Forward in the Fifth Executive Director Jim Tackett.  “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 adds.

Forward in the Fifth, The Center for Rural Development and the Kentucky Parent Teacher Association 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.  Register at or by calling 606-677-6000.

The Center for Rural Development is located at 2292 South Highway 27 in Somerset at stoplight 15.  The workshop is possible, in part, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education and the National PTA.


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