Local/Regional News
7:31 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Education Bus Tour Stops in Central Ky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Fayette County Public Schools showed off its world languages and Spanish immersion programs today Thursdayfor officials from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Local/Regional News
4:29 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Montessori High School Growing, Moves to New Location

A classroom at Montessori High School

LEXINGTON, Ky. - What started as a small school of about a dozen students in a Lexington church basement has now more than doubled and outgrown its original space.

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Local/Regional News
3:40 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Civil Rights Official Urges Students to Speak Out Against Bullying

Thomas Perez talks to high school freshmen about bullying.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It’s been 49 years since Dr. Martin Luther King gave his famous “I Have a Dream Speech,” yet a top civil rights official says he’s amazed at some of the discrimination and harassment that continues across the country. 

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Local/Regional News
7:46 am
Thu August 23, 2012

ACT Scores Improve, But Many Ky. Students Not Ready for College

LEXINGTON, Ky. - ACT college entrance exam scores among Kentucky’s high school juniors and seniors are up from last year, but thousands of students are not meeting standards for college readiness. 

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Local/Regional News
8:58 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

On First Day of School, New Teachers Get Nervous Too

Amanda Klamo is one of ten new teachers at Harrison Elementary. - photos by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Even educators can get back-to-school jitters. There are 27 teachers at Harrison Elementary School in Lexington, and this year ten of them are new.

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Local/Regional News
4:51 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

New High School Expected in FCPS Facilities Plan

Wellington Elementary is the newest FCPS school. Its construction was outlined in the district facility plan passed in 2009. The local planning committee is expected to include a new high school in the next plan. - photo courtesy GBBN Architects

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Preparations for land purchases, construction, and school renovations will be drafted over the coming months as Fayette County Public Schools develops a new four-year district facilities plan.

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Local/Regional News
3:09 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

State Encouraging Minorities to Apply for School Superintendent Training Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, there’s currently only one minority working as superintendent of a public school district. To change that, a state program is aimed at training more people of color to be potential district leaders.

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Local/Regional News
6:44 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Ky. Student Performance 5th in Harvard Report

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The improvement of Kentucky students in assessments of reading, math and science in the past 20 years has placed the state in a tie for fifth place in a report from Harvard University.

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WUKY In Depth
10:04 am
Tue July 17, 2012

In-Depth: Officials Want More Summer Camps to Ease Back-to-School Transition

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Summer break is winding down for students across central Kentucky, and they’ll soon return to lessons and homework. For many students, transitioning back to school means relearning forgotten material, but educational experts and state lawmakers hope to reduce that learning loss by keeping kids active throughout the summer.

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Local/Regional News
6:24 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Students Talk About Career Plans in Operation Preparation

WINCHESTER, Ky. - They may be a few years away from graduation, but Kentucky 8th and 10th graders are already thinking about life after high school.

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