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Listed below are resources frequently used by Forward in the Fifth to increase awareness and build collaboration for increased educational attainment in the region. Periodically, a website will be featured to draw attention to a new or revised site or to link with a current Forward in the Fifth program focus.

The Small, Rural, Tribal and Border Regional Center (SRTB RC) serves as a resource and outreach center for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), publicizing its programs and services to small, rural, tribal and border agencies across the country.

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) develops and conducts high-quality trainings for our first responders throughout the rural regions of the country.

This website was launched in 2012 by the Kentucky Bar Foundation to provide information about the CARE: Credit Abuse Resistance Education program. This program is being offered,  in collaboration with Forward in the Fifth, to high school seniors in the spring during student testing. For more information about participating in this program, click here.

Kentucky Department of Education. KDE lists the most recent headlines in education on the homepage and is updated daily. A listing of all KY schools and their academic report cards can be reviewed by clicking the Open House logo to the KDE Portal. Instructional and administrative resources are listed. Current job openings in education are posted. New in 2012 is section devoted to Operation Preparation, the statewide initiative to promote college and career readiness to eighth and tenth graders. To see how Forward in the Fifth is involved, click here.

U.S. Department of Education. News, funding (including student loans), research and statistics, policy, programs and more.

National PTA – Parent Teacher Association. Includes Parents’ Guides to Student Success, a series of brochures written by grade level outlining the academic expectations for each level and suggestions for how to support the learning at home and what to talk about during parent-teacher conferences.

Kentucky PTA provides information for state and local PTA groups and announcements for KY PTA scholarships.

The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen R. Covey. Forward in the Fifth is providing funding and support to train staff in The Leader in Me process at four elementary schools in 2012. To learn more about what is happening locally, click here.

Thinkfinity is an education website for the community sponsored by the Verizon Foundation. Verizon Thinkfinity Content Partners produce the program’s nine discipline-specific, standards-based Web sites.  Materials are provided for lesson plans, student interactives, after school activities and professional development webinars and training.

Google Education focuses on enhancing education by building a foundation of technology and access for teachers, organizations and students.

Doing What Works is a US Department of Education website to identify and use researched-based education practices. Areas of practice include data-driven improvement, literacy, math and science, comprehensive support, quality teaching and early childhood.

Powered by the number one non-fiction media brand in the world, Discovery Education transforms classrooms and inspires teachers with engaging content and services

The public television website with information about KET’s services for teachers and students of all ages, from P-12 instruction to study-at-home programs in adult literacy and college credit.

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority is a public corporation and governmental agency created to improve access to college and technical training.

Edutopia was developed by the George Lucas Foundation to provide innovative solutions and resources for teachers, administrators and parents.

PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service hosts this site with over 16,000 educational resources including full-length videos and lesson plans.

The Library of Congress website for teachers combines historical documents and film clips to develop lesson plans in language arts, social studies and library/technology.  Search by grade level, subject and common core standards.

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