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Students share successes in new video competition

Middle and high school students are telling success stories about what makes them proud of their education. Students may submit videos on www.voicesineducation.org until Feb. 28.


Schools develop leadership through The 7 Habits

Pineville Elementary School in Bell County, McBrayer Elementary School in Rowan County and Gamaliel Elementary School in Monroe County are making a difference in academic outcomes through “The Leader in Me” and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.


Educational Summit Keynote

Education is changing rapidly across Kentucky and our country. Recently Forward in the Fifth hosted an Educational Summit highlighting these transformations for educators, community leaders and parents


Forward in the Fifth Marketing Video

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, Forward in the Fifth has spent more than two decades improving the educational outcomes in Southern and Eastern Kentucky.


First Lady Jane Beshear visits educators, parents at Reading Recovery event

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear met this week in Somerset with educators and parents from seven Southern and Eastern Kentucky counties to discuss ongoing efforts to improve reading skills in young children. Mrs. Beshear, a strong advocate for education and former high school teacher, attended a book-reading demonstration by a first-grade participant in the Reading Read more…


Seeking nominees for new regional ‘AppLE Awards’

AppLE Awards

Throughout Southern and Eastern Kentucky, educators, parents, students, and community leaders work tirelessly to advance education in their schools, home communities, and the region. Forward in the Fifth, a nonprofit organization created to help raise the educational attainment levels in the Fifth Congressional District, is seeking to recognize leaders in education, including local parent and Read more…


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