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  • PTA, others urge changes to Florida testing, school accountability

    PTA, others urge changes to Florida testing, school accountability
    Amidst growing concerns about testing in Florida's public schools, the Florida PTA, the Duval County School Board and the Florida Education Association today suggested the state hit a pause button and then delay some parts of its complicated, and...
  • Illness boosts call for shots

    At least one La CaƱada High School student has been diagnosed with pertussis, prompting school and health officials to inform families about whooping cough and the importance of receiving vaccinations and booster shots to protect against communicable...
  • Steve Jobs limited kids' access to tech. Shouldn't we?

    Steve Jobs limited kids' access to tech. Shouldn't we?
    A major upside of sending my kids to an overcrowded, underfunded Chicago public school is the lack of technology in their classrooms. At back-to-school night last year, one parent asked my daughter's second-grade teacher, "Are there any plans to...
  • Aces High begins new FIRST robotics season

    Aces High, the local high school FIRST robotics team consisting of students from Windsor Locks and Suffield high schools, has a long history of teamwork and wins against other schools in competitions. The robotics program has been running strong for 20...
  • School Spirit Rock Starts New Tradition At Simsbury High

    School Spirit Rock Starts New Tradition At Simsbury High
    SIMSBURY — Simsbury High School senior Jack Falkner is hoping that the brightly painted blue-and-gold boulder at the school's front entrance will put a smile on the students' faces as they drive into school. The "Spirit Rock," which was donated by...
  • More than 100 local students earn National Merit honors

    More than 100 local students earn National Merit honors
    More than 100 Central Florida students have been tapped as semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These high school seniors, at public and private high schools, were the highest-scoring on the PSAT, the preliminary version of the SAT...
  • Vouchers are not the answer

    American public education is a unique institution. In the 1700s, it taught children the democratic principles of a brand-new nation. In the 1800s and 1900s, it offered students a shot at the American dream, whether their families’ journey began at...
  • Boy makes his mark in baton twirling

     Boy makes his mark in baton twirling
    A member of an age group where teasing can sting and youngsters struggle to express themselves, 14-year-old Troy Kraly unapologetically carries a long, rectangular case into a gymnasium and pulls out his baton. The mop-haired high school freshman doesn'...
  • PB schools developing 400 new mandatory tests

    PB schools developing 400 new mandatory tests
    Final exams will be given to Palm Beach County students this school year in most every subject and in every grade -- even kindergartners. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's controversial 2011 teacher merit pay law,...
  • Teachers, students adjust to new exams

    Glendale school officials said Tuesday that educators and students are adjusting to new computerized diagnostic tests that the majority of Glendale students have taken since the beginning of the school year. However, the test is taking longer than...
  • Florida court shuts down diploma mill business at request of federal regulators

    WASHINGTON A U.S. District Court in Florida on Friday shut down a diploma mill business that federal regulators say earned more than $11 million selling fake high school diplomas online. The court's order, which came in response to a lawsuit filed by the...