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  • Testing, testing, 1-2-3- . . . 1,500?

    The zombie-fication of Florida students continues, unabated. Testing, testing, testing. It sounds like you are taking a sound check. We have end-of-course tests. We have middle-of-course tests. We have do-you-want-to-take-this-course tests. We have...
  • Board's revolt signals need for testing timeout: Editorial

    Board's revolt signals need for testing timeout: Editorial
    Last month, the Lee County School Board voted 3-2 to hop off Florida's standardized-testing treadmill. The message was clear. Like the majority of Lee residents who addressed board members and hailed the opt-out of testing notion, the board was "as...
  • Mike Ryan: Support scholastic chess in our schools

    Developing critical thinking skills in our students serves to catapult those young minds toward their dreams. In addition, common sense tells us such skills correlate with higher graduation rates and lower rates of criminal justice intervention. In...
  • Lake Howell's weeds, prayer, and marriage: Letters

    Lake Howell's weeds Ralph Hudson of Winter Park, in the Aug. 13 letters to the editor, argued against the proposed development of property owned by the Catholic Diocese of Orlando. But why would anyone want to live on Lake Howell with its current...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Blind auditions are now twice as nice

    Last week, in the first two rounds of blind auditions on “The Voice” this season, what seemed especially remarkable about new coaches Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani was how well they were able to slip into their new roles and play the...
  • 'The Short and Tragic Life' explores class, race amid struggle and wonder

    'The Short and Tragic Life' explores class, race amid struggle and wonder
    There's one word in the title of Jeff Hobbs' new biography of his friend Robert Peace that doesn't quite belong there: "tragic." "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League" tells the story of...
  • Glastonbury High Sends 91% Of Graduates To Higher Education

    Glastonbury High Sends 91% Of Graduates To Higher Education
    GLASTONBURY — More than 91 percent of the largest class to graduate from Glastonbury High School went off to either a two-year or four-year college. Edward Gregorski, the school system's director of guidance, said 518 graduates of the class of...
  • Week 5 Florida High School Football Poll

    Week 5 Florida High School Football Poll
    Broward and statewide power St. Thomas Aquinas is ranked No. 2 in Class 7A while Cardinal Gibbons is ranked No. 2 in Class 5A in the latest Florida High School Football Poll released on Tuesday. Glades Day, which is the highest ranked Palm Beach...
  • Public can meet new East Penn superintendent at reception

    Public can meet new East Penn superintendent at reception
    The East Penn Chamber of Commerce is hosting a September 25 reception to introduce East Penn Superintendent Michael Schilder to the public. The reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Emmaus High School cafeteria, 500 Macungie Avenue, Emmaus. The...
  • Entrepreneurship taught in high school

    Entrepreneurship taught in high school
    The new Entrepreneurship class at Wheeling High School and Elk Grove High School operates more like a corporate think tank than a typical classroom. It's run as a business incubator where students work in small groups to hatch ideas for new products and...
  • EHHS nursery school provides practical childcare and teaching experience

    There's a decades-old program at East Hartford High School that benefits both teenagers and toddlers in town. East Hartford High's nursery school program offers children ages 3 through 5 a safe, nurturing environment in which to learn social skills...