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September 21, 2020

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Education leaders receive AppLE Awards

Four Eastern Kentuckians have earned regional recognition for making significant contributions to advance education in their home communities.

AppLE Awards to be announced

Forward in the Fifth, in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, is planning a special event on Monday, May 21, to recognize individuals in Southern and Eastern Kentucky who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to advance education in the region. Education Leadership Day, to be held at The Center in […]

KY First Lady attends literacy event

Nearly 1,000 excited fourth-grade students in Pulaski County got to personally meet Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear and take home a free children’s book at the second annual “Read Pulaski County” event on Wednesday at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. Beshear joined students and teachers from the Pulaski County School District, Somerset and […]

Commissioner Holliday wraps up webinars

The Center for Rural Development and Forward in the Fifth wrapped up a week of live “College and Career Readiness: Planning Forward” web video broadcasts Friday with a special appearance by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. Holliday, who has been traveling across Kentucky March 12-16 to promote the statewide Operation Preparation initiative, visited The Center’s […]

Live webinars explore careers

The Center for Rural Development and Forward in the Fifth continued a week-long series of live “College and Career Readiness: Planning Forward” webinars yesterday afternoon with presentations on careers in healthcare, social services, and manufacturing. Host Michael Cornett, director of marketing and public relations for The Center, interviewed Dennis Chaney, public health director of Barren […]

Live webinars continue

The Center for Rural Development and Forward in the Fifth’s latest live webinar on Tuesday featured professionals in the human services, education, and construction sectors as part of a week of live “College and Career Readiness: Planning Forward” web broadcasts in conjunction with the statewide Operation Preparation Week in Kentucky. Host Michael Cornett, director of […]

College and career webinars

The Center for Rural Development and Forward in the Fifth continued a week-long series of live “College and Career Readiness: Planning Forward” webinars Monday afternoon in The Center’s video studio. The afternoon webinar on careers in information technology, science and math, and communications, which will also be available online for middle and high school students in […]

Forward in the Fifth and The Center launch webinars

The Center for Rural Development and Forward in the Fifth launched a week-long series of live “College and Career Readiness: Planning Forward” webinars today in The Center’s video studio. The webinars, which will also be available online for middle and high school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky and beyond to view and learn more about […]

First-grader reads to First Lady

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 […]

Effort to reach 1,700 students

Forward in the Fifth is taking the lead on the local level this month to give 1,700 middle and high school students in Pulaski County’s three school districts the chance to plan for their future as part of the statewide Operation Preparation initiative. Operation Preparation, a new college- and career-advising program, is targeted to reach […]

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