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WYMT-TV coveage of AppLE Awards program

WYMT-TV news reporter Steve King was at The Center for Rural Development yesterday to cover Forward in the Fifth’s Education Leadership Day and the regional Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE) awards recognition program. Click here to watch WYMT-TV news coverage of the event. Thank you Steve and WYMT-TV for the news report.


Regional workshops for parents address new education standards

What parents need to know about Kentucky’s new academic standards and testing was the topic of three recent regional workshops in Boyd, Breathitt and Pulaski counties. Forward in the Fifth, a regional non-profit organization that supports increasing educational attainment, collaborated with the Kentucky Parent Teacher Association (KYPTA) and The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence offering parent workshops to provide an Read more…


Parent Engagement Workshops

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.


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…


Six Southern and Eastern KY counties receive education grants

LEAP Recipients Monticello and Wayne County

Schools in Wayne, Letcher, Breathitt, Bath, Floyd, and Johnson counties are taking a “LEAP” forward to advance education in the region and change the lives of students in their local communities. Forward in the Fifth, in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, has awarded $9,000 in funding support to five groups in these six Read more…


Lee County middle students will explore STEM careers at summer workshop

Morgan County STEM SELLS Workshop

Lee County middle students will explore STEM careers at summer workshop presented by The Center for Rural Development and Forward in the Fifth The Center for Rural Development and Forward in the Fifth, in collaboration with the University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Mathematics and Science Partnership, are encouraging middle school students in Lee County to consider Read more…


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