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  • Poll shows race for state schools chief could go either way

    Poll shows race for state schools chief could go either way
    The tightest race on today's ballot is the usually sleepy contest for state superintendent of public schools, a post without much power, in which the incumbent typically glides to a second term. This year, though, incumbent Tom Torlakson is in the fight...
  • Data can't divine a college's worth: Front Burner

    For many years, rankings have been a go-to source for families immersed in the college-selection process. After all, they offer a quick and easy glance, a way to compare data on hundreds of colleges in a single pass. They offer a way to bypass using...
  • District 135 passes no-tax-increase budget

    District 135 passes no-tax-increase budget
    Homeowners for a second straight year won't be asked to pay more to Orland School District 135. The elementary district's board voted 5-0 on Monday to approve an $80 million budget that officials say will not require a property tax increase next year....
  • Delayed evacuation of school near Port of L.A. fire angers parents

    Delayed evacuation of school near Port of L.A. fire angers parents
    Potentially hazardous smoke from the stubborn fire at the Port of Los Angeles prompted air quality advisories and the evacuation of one elementary school Tuesday. Firefighters have been struggling to extinguish the blaze, which was contained but had...
  • FAMU: Emerging from the haze: Front & Center

    Last week, Fabulous Coach Lines settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the parents of Robert Champion. The 26-year-old Florida A&M drum major was killed nearly three years ago in a hazing ritual on a company bus. The family's suit still hangs over the...
  • Andrew teacher hopes to connect Chicago to its Abraham Lincoln past

    Andrew teacher hopes to connect Chicago to its Abraham Lincoln past
    Andrew High School art teacher David Carroll is working to connect the City of Chicago with Abraham Lincoln. Carroll won a teacher's scholarship from the Lincoln Forum to attend the organization's annual symposium in Gettysburg in November. He plans...
  • Gibbons and Heritage among district rivals ranked in this week's state poll

    While anticipation for their Halloween showdown continues to build, Cardinal Gibbons and American Heritage remain not only the top teams in District 16, but also in the entire state in Class 5A. The latest Associated Press Florida High School Football...
  • Wedded: Michelle Reilly and Zack Nunn

    Wedded: Michelle Reilly and Zack Nunn
    Date: July 12 Her story: Michelle Reilly, 31, grew up in New Market in Frederick County. She is a family and consumer sciences teacher for Howard County Public Schools. A former Ravens cheerleader, Michelle performed with the team from 2001 to 2004. Her...
  • Gender-neutral restrooms the right step: My Word

    What if you hesitated to use the restrooms at work or on campus because you didn't look like the gender figure on the sign, and your anatomy didn't match the gender on the other sign? Thanks to the hard work of Seminole State College's faculty, staff...
  • Boots in Africa, pledge and Winston apology: Letters

    Boots in Africa, pledge and Winston apology: Letters
    I have been waiting for six years for President Obama to make a statement that was clear, concise, and understandable. He has finally made one: "no boots on the ground in Iraq." I understood it, our remaining allies understand it, and our enemies...
  • Difference in pledge, prayer, suicide, and boycott: Letters

    Difference in pledge, prayer Helene McCarthy's letter to the editor in the Sept. 13 Sentinel is well intentioned but misguided. There is a difference between expecting others to stand for and participate in prayer than in standing for the Pledge of...