Two Kentucky School Systems Select Discovery Education to Support STEM and STEAM Instruction

Two Kentucky school systems—Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS)—recently selected Discovery Education to support STEM/STEAM education in their school districts. Through these two new partnerships, Discovery Education will help educators in FCPS’s RISE Academy and JCPS’s Grace James Academy of Excellence nurture the growth of STEM cultures within these all-female schools  that help students develop the creative, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills needed for success in classrooms, online, or in the hybrid environment. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

A brand new school opening in the 2020-2021 school year, FCPS’s Rise STEM Academy will support young women as they explore science, technology, engineering, and math during their formative years so that each student may more eagerly embrace STEM career pathways. JCPS’s Grace James Academy of Excellence is dedicated to empowering,

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Cunningham throws for career-high 343 yards, Louisville posts 35-21 win over Western Kentucky – KyForward.com

KyForward staff

LOUISVILLE — Micale Cunningham passed for a career-high 343 yards and accounted for four touchdowns as Louisville cruised to a 35-21 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night.

Cunningham completed 19 of 34 passes with touchdowns of 28, 2 and 70 yards to surpass his previous yardage best of 288 last season against Boston College. The junior quarterback also rushed for a 14-yard touchdown.

A fumbled punt snap on Louisville’s opening possession resulted in Gaej Walker’s 1-yard TD run for WKU. Louisville regrouped to score on four of its next five drives, with Cunningham finding tight end Ean Pfeifer with his first TD pass that tied the game at 7-7.

After Cunningham gave Louisville a 14-7 lead with his 14-yard scoring run, Javian Hawkins rushed for a 19-yard touchdown and Marshon Ford caught a scoring pass to make it 28-7.

Louisville running back Javian Hawkins (10) turns the

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Kentucky awarded nearly $1 million to teach young parenting responsibilities, finance skills – KyForward.com

Eight states, including Kentucky, have been tapped by the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to develop nine programs that educate teens and young adults who do not yet have children about the financial, legal and emotional responsibilities of parenthood.

The agencies will collaborate with youth job development programs, foster care transition services, juvenile justice agencies, teen pregnancy prevention programs, community colleges and public schools to integrate child support and responsible parenting education into a wide range of youth-centered systems.

Gov. Andy Beshear

“As the dad of a 10- and 11-year-old, I know personally that parenting is the hardest and most rewarding job in the world,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “That’s true under any circumstances, but if Kentuckians become parents at a young age, they will face additional challenges as they balance their own educational,

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Kentucky by Heart: Many Kentuckians have made their mark in fields of science and technology – KyForward.com

By Steve Flairty
KyForward Columnist

Science and technology. . .in the Bluegrass State??

Over the years, Kentucky hasn’t always been given credit for its part in the furtherance of science and technology in the U.S., but after I did a little research this week, I discovered that the state has some real credibility in the area. There are a goodly number of people born in Kentucky who have been, or are, important participants in the fields as scientists or inventors.

Dr. Lee Todd (Photo from University of Kentucky)

For sure, my research is quite limited, especially regarding women excelling in this area. I would love to hear from my readers offering an expanded list.

I’ve had the joyful experience to cross paths a few times with Dr. Lee Todd, Jr., former University of Kentucky president, born in the small town of Earlington, in Hopkins County. He’s a real gentleman, humble

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