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  • Glendale PTA: Ceremonies mark the end of the school year

    Glendale PTA: Ceremonies mark the end of the school year
    The last day of school in the Glendale Unified School District, including graduation and promotion ceremonies, is June 3. Wilson Middle School eighth-graders will attend promotion activities at 9:30 a.m. on the school's athletic field, while promotion...
  • 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...
  • Sun's Howard County endorsements [Editorial]

    Sun's Howard County endorsements [Editorial]
    The Sun makes endorsements for state legislature and County Council in the following races: 9th District The 9th District senate seat is being vacated by Republican Allan Kittleman who is running to be Howard County executive. Current Republican...
  • 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...
  • Lobby fights to include potatoes in WIC program

    Born in the dirt, the humble white potato has lately been elevated to the main dish in a rollicking debate that is blurring the lines between politics and science. Congress is pushing hard to get the spuds included in the 40-year-old WIC program,...
  • 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...
  • Parents best at picking kids' schools — expand vouchers

    During the legislative battle this spring over expanding Florida's K–12 private scholarships, pundits and establishment types kept pretending school choice is not good for families. "This legislation does nothing to ensure that the private schools...
  • Jonah Center Hosts 'Creative Paddle' Event In Middletown June 28

    MIDDLETOWN — The Jonah Center for Earth and Art will host a canoe and kayak paddle June 28 on the Connecticut River that will include artwork made from the formation of the boaters. Boaters will meet at Harbor Park at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 to...
  • 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...
  • 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...