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October 3, 2022

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AppLE nominations extended

You have until Sept. 30 to submit your nominations for Forward in the Fifth’s AppLE Awards.

First Lady Beshear receives award

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear has been recognized for her role in helping to launch the first-ever Feed the Mind literacy event in Pulaski County and for advancing literacy efforts in the region and throughout the state. Mrs. Beshear was presented a plaque by organizers of Feed the Mind Pulaski County at this year’s event […]

Forward in the Fifth hosts College & Career Summit

Dr. Bill Symonds, director of the Global Pathways Institute and Professor of Practice at Arizona State University, will be the keynote speaker at Forward in the Fifth’s College and Career Readiness Summit on Friday, Sept. 11, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at The Center For Rural Development. Symonds is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Oxford University […]

Forward in the Fifth AppLE Awards

Forward in the Fifth, a nonprofit education organization that helps to raise educational attainment levels in the Fifth Congressional District, is seeking nominations for the Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE) Awards. Now in its fourth year, the AppLE Awards recognize leaders in education, including local parent and student groups, who have made significant contributions to […]

Grant Writing 101 on March 21

For many first-time grant writers, seeking and applying for grant funding can be a daunting task.

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.

AppLE Award winners announced

For going “above and beyond” to support education in their home communities and across the region, Forward in the Fifth has awarded the 2013 AppLE (Appalachian Leaders in Education) Awards to eight individuals and one student organization on a leading college campus in South Central Kentucky.

Feed the Mind literacy event

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear and Dr. Mary Lynne Capilouto joined more than 900 third-grade students in Pulaski County on Wednesday for the third annual “Feed the Mind” event to celebrate reading and promote literacy throughout the region.

“Reading is a fundamental skill that lays the foundation for better learning and critical thinking in schools and throughout life,” said Mrs. Beshear. “Programs like ‘Feed the Mind’ are especially valuable because they help instill both the fun and importance of reading to students at a young age.”

Survey supports STEM majors

An online news article posted by The Huffington Post this week draws attention to the lifelong value education in the STEM majors—that’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—has on the earning potential of a college graduate.

AppLE Awards deadline extended

The nomination deadline for Forward in the Fifth’s 2013 AppLE (Appalachian Leaders in Education) Awards has been extended through Feb. 28 to allow more time to complete and submit nominations forms in its expanded service area.

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