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  • Forum on proposed charter academy draws hundreds

    About 200 people attended a special school board meeting Monday night at which about 40 people addressed school officials with concerns about the potential opening of a charter school later this year, with many of them fearing the school would focus on...
  • Voucher bill sent to Gov. Scott, as opponents continue to push for veto

    Voucher bill sent to Gov. Scott, as opponents continue to push for veto
    The Florida Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Scott the controversial bill that expands the state's largest school voucher program. Scott has 15 days to decide what to do with the bill (SB 850). A number of education advocacy groups, including the Florida...
  • Learning Matters: Kudos to workers trying to close the gap

    Learning Matters: Kudos to workers trying to close the gap
    It seems wherever I go in the realms of education and career, I'm being urged to "mind the gap." As London signs alert passengers to step carefully over the gap from platform to train, I've been directed to pay attention to the skills gap, gaps in...
  • Local lawmakers, Orange PTA to urge Scott to veto voucher bill

    Local lawmakers, Orange PTA to urge Scott to veto voucher bill
    Two Central Florida state lawmakers and the Orange County Council of PTA's plan a press conference this afternoon in opposition to the voucher bill that hit Gov. Rick Scott's desk last week. Like other opponents, the two Democratic lawmakers and the PTA...
  • Retiring Arlington Heights superintendent reflects on her tenure

     Retiring Arlington Heights superintendent reflects on her tenure
    Superintendent Sarah Jerome leaves Arlington Heights School District 25 proud of her successes and aware of the strong criticism of her eight-year tenure. "I believe I gave the best I knew how to give," she said. "For those (critics), I really do hope...
  • Orange math teacher who decried 'toxic culture of education' running for school board

    Orange math teacher who decried 'toxic culture of education' running for school board
    Josh Katz, the Orange County teacher whose video-taped speech on the "toxic culture of education" drew thousands of viewers, plans to run for the Orange County School Board. Katz, a University High School teacher, kicked off his campaign this afternoon...
  • Folly Quarter Middle ends year with celebration of national honors

    Folly Quarter Middle ends year with celebration of national honors
    As the school year in Howard County came to a close last week, the Folly Quarter Middle School community was celebrating its National Blue Ribbon honor when school officials announced another recent accolade — an online education resource named...
  • Crescenta Valley cluster PTA: Taste of Montrose scheduled for May 4

    The annual Taste of Montrose, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 4, is a wonderful opportunity to sample the culinary delights offered by an array of participating Montrose restaurants and support an important student program. Tickets are $20...
  • Gov. Scott signs bill to expand voucher program

    Gov. Scott signs bill to expand voucher program
    Gov. Rick Scott today signed a controversial bill that expands Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship Program, which provides tuition vouchers students in low-income families can use to attend private schools. The program is popular among school choice...
  • When the prom ends, Howard County keeps party going with After Prom events

    Students at Long Reach High School in Columbia are readying their attire for prom night: tuxedos, evening gowns and corsages during the event; sweatshirts, hoodies and flip-flops afterward. Like many county juniors and seniors, Long Reach students...
  • Renew sibling priority in magnets [Letter]

    Renew sibling priority in magnets [Letter]
    The Baltimore County Board of Education needs to restore sibling priority for kindergarten admission to magnet elementary schools. While the intentions of revoking sibling priority may have been good, the impact on Baltimore County families and on the...