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.
The School for the Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass in Lexington, where students are accepted based on artistic abilities, is among the highest performers on state achievement tests as well. The state released 2017 scores Wednesday. While SCAPA at Bluegrass aces academics, other Fayette and state public schools are struggling continually with large numbers of students performing poorly on state achievement tests.
Directed by Rory Kennedy, the documentary highlights how the futures of millions of American students are in jeopardy because schools across the country do not have access to computers and electronic devices needed to support a 21st century education.
Transylvania University student Paola Garcia posted the plea for help on YouTube after the school declined to punish a classmate who urged people on Facebook to report her to immigration officials. Garcia is in the U.S. legally under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The video contains some strong language.