Beaumont Middle School teacher Brooke Powers was surprised with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award during an assembly on Tuesday, one of 44 awards given out to teachers across the country and the first in Kentucky to receive the award since 2015.
Martha Tillson, now a social work and psychology graduate of University of Kentucky, spoke to at graduation Friday about her years of hitchhiking across the United States before coming back to finish her degree.
Heather Estes says her son, fifth-grader Devin Estes, has been bullied at Stanton Elementary in Powell County because he doesn’t believe in God and doesn’t attend a morning religious service at the school. This video shows the morning program where a religious song is played and students recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag.
Students of Bryan Station High School explain how the Academies of Lexington program educates students relevant to their career paths at Bryan Station and well as other Fayette County public high schools.
Crawford Middle School Principal Mike Jones, middle, praised students for alerting staff about the two weapons taken to the school Wednesday. Fayette schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall, left, and Lawrence Weathers, director of district law enforcement, were with Jones.
Fayette schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall addresses the four times guns have been found on school campuses since the start of the school year. Guns were uncovered at four schools. They were confiscated from students after they were taken in classrooms, carried in a vehicle and buried in a field.
Louisville Zoo educators visited Yates elementary school to show a collection of animals to a 3rd grade class, including a woma python, a bearded dragon, an Argentine tegu, and an opossum named Ralphie.
Fayette county public schools are seeking 300 volunteers to take part in the REAL (Read. Excel. Achieve. Lead.) program, which seeks to encourage men to read in elementary school classrooms. Lansdowne Elementary School is the first school in Fayette county to take part in the new program.