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  • Utah Common Core test scores worry Florida

    Utah Common Core test scores worry Florida
    Utah students took their state's new Common Core tests this spring, and they struggled so badly that a majority of Utah schools could end up graded D or F. Despite the more than 2,000 miles that separate the two states, what happened in Utah could...
  • For Broward County School Board: Brunson, Mayersohn, Levinson, Rupert and Sakhnovsky

    District 1: Felicia Brunson offers fresh eyes, energy In the Broward County School District 1 race, voters will choose between a veteran incumbent and a rising star. They should aim high and choose the latter: Felicia Brunson. District 1 covers...
  • Broward school bond plan shifts more money east

    Broward school bond plan shifts more money east
    Decaying schools in eastern Broward County would now fare better than newer western schools under a revised project list for an $800 million referendum. A proposal that would have renovated dozens of school libraries and cafeterias in western Broward...
  • Appointed Newport-Mesa school board member seeks election to seat

    Appointed Newport-Mesa school board member seeks election to seat
    Newport-Mesa Unified School District board member Vicki Snell says she doesn't like politics. Still, after holding a seat on the board for roughly five months, she's throwing her hat into the race in an attempt to continue to represent the Estancia High...
  • New Florida PTA talks about healthy children initiative

    Mindy Haas has been active in PTA since her daughters went to Whispering Pines Elementary School in West Boca. More than 20 years later, Haas has priorities as the new two-term president of the Florida PTA, with 1,400 local units and more than 300,000...
  • Englander is Hillel's new head of school

    When Rabbi Adam Englander, the new head of school of Hillel Day School of Boca Raton, was in just his second year of teaching, he already knew he wanted to be a school administrator. Englander said; "I knew I could make a great impact from that side of a...
  • Springs principal looks ahead after winning county's top award

    She is Broward County Principal of the year for 2013-2014, but Camille Pontillo has no intentions of resting on her laurels. "It was awesome to be honored, but you hit the ground running the next day as you did the day before," said Pontillo, Sunrise...
  • Superhero-themed yearbook wins top prize for school

    Students at Pembroke Pines Charter Elementary School — East Campus will soon get to hone their live on-camera skills due in part to its yearbook's success at a recent contest. The superhero-themed yearbook beat out 200 other schools to win first...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Value Card can lead to big savings

    I must have had a ghastly look on my face. Goulash! Like a deer in the headlights! Local school boosters Tanya Pereira and Analily Park were perplexed by my reaction. Since I was in the company of two prominent and eloquent La CaƱada ladies, I had to...
  • Amid whooping cough epidemic, LAUSD offers free vaccines

    Amid whooping cough epidemic, LAUSD offers free vaccines
    Starting middle school comes with a whole host of worries -- going to a new school, picking electives, making friends -- but coming down with whooping cough doesn’t need to be one of them. For incoming 7th grade students in the Los Angeles Unified...
  • Hampton City Schools administrator raises total $30,000

    Hampton City Schools administrator raises total $30,000
    HAMPTON — Several Hampton City Schools administrators quietly received about $30,000 in raises last month, according to documents received Tuesday by the Daily Press. The raises came after the school division made drastic cuts to balance its...