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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.


Student leadership initiative launches at four elementary schools

Leader In Me McBrayer Elementary School

Four elementary schools in Southern and Eastern Kentucky have been selected by Forward in the Fifth and The Center for Rural Development to pilot a new student leadership initiative that aims to help today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders. The initiative, based on the book, “The Leader in Me,” by best-selling author Stephen Covey, will provide Read more…


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…


Educators attend training session for ‘Stay in School Toolkit’

Educators from Wayne County attend training session for Forward in the Fifth’s ‘Stay in School Toolkit’ at The Center for Rural Development


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