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  • Napa, Calif., quake sends 120 to hospital, breaks water and gas lines

    Ninety to 100 homes in Northern California have been red-tagged — that is, labeled unfit to enter — after a 6.0 earthquake struck near Napa early Sunday, and there have been more than 50 aftershocks, but a large follow-up earthquake is now...
  • Bess Auer: Ex-teacher parlays blogging into tech business venture

    Bess Auer: Ex-teacher parlays blogging into tech business venture
    Bess Auer, 44, is a Winter Park entrepreneur, blogger and event organizer. She recently became the first woman to complete the Starter Studio mentoring program for startups. A University of Florida graduate and former English teacher at Park Maitland...
  • School year starts with continuing reforms

    School year starts with continuing reforms
    Last year, the Common Core was debated by everyone from conservative talk show hosts to parents flooding state capitals, and teachers rebelled against a new evaluation system they believe is unfair. Now it's year two for the phase-in of controversial...
  • Magnitude-6.0 earthquake rocks San Francisco Bay area

    A long, rolling temblor pegged at 6.0 by the U.S. Geological Survey shook a wide swath of the Bay Area awake early Sunday, causing damage to buildings and sending at least 87 people to a hospital. Centered about nine miles south of wine country's Napa...
  • High school football 2014: Colonial League capsule previews

    BANGOR •Coach: Donnie Hawk, 2nd season (3-7) •Last Year: 3-7 overall, 3-7 Colonial •Impact Players: Sr. RB/LB Sean Wolderich; Jr. RB/LB Cam Strohe; Sr. QB Mike Hlatkey; Sr. TE/DE Josh Williams; Sr. OL/DT Bruce Lemon; Sr. OL/Dt...
  • Charter school applicants have troubled histories

    Charter school applicants have troubled histories
    At least seven groups of applicants with ties to failed or floundering charter schools are seeking second chances and public money to open 18 more. Odds are, most will prevail. School districts say that they can't deny applicants solely because of...
  • Student employment program extended through Sept. 30

    Student employment program extended through Sept. 30
    Friday marked the end of the first phase of a summer employment and enrichment program that sent 165 young people into the Newport News work force. The Summer Training and Enrichment program or STEP recognized the work of the students in a ceremony...
  • Sharpen the pencils: Tennessee revives cursive teaching

    NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Children in Tennessee will have to get used to holding a pencil again next year when new cursive handwriting standards go into effect in schools throughout the state. The trend around the United States is to emphasize keyboarding...
  • FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student

    FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student
    Jiaqi Chu arrived in the United States four years ago from China, starting ninth grade as a 14-year-old whose only English was the memorized phrase, "Hi. How are you? I am good." He finished 12th grade in May with a 3.6 grade-point average, cum-laude...
  • Lafayette, Hampton work from weight room up to build successful football programs

    When hiring a football coach, most athletic directors will pick the best man available and take the schemes and formations he brings. Charged with hiring a new head coach among his first duties in 1997, Lafayette High AD Dan Barner did the reverse....
  • iPad shortage at Lake Minneola High raises bigger questions

    iPad shortage at Lake Minneola High raises bigger questions
    What happened at Lake Minneola High last week was a double signal: Despite continued whining about economic doom from some quarters, Lake County is growing again — faster than expected. And, second, its school district still can't count. From...