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  • New final exams will help evaluate teachers

    New final exams will help evaluate teachers
    Final exams will be given to Central Florida students this school year in almost every subject and in every grade, even to kids young enough to be working on sounding out words. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's...
  • York County SOLs look good in math, troubling in English

     York County SOLs look good in math, troubling in English
    York County Public Schools' Standard of Learning pass rates year over year showed significant improvement in mathematics, but scores on the English reading test declined for students in grades 3, 5, 6 and 8. Third-grade students had the largest decrease...
  • Competition Requires Multilingual Americans

    Competition Requires Multilingual Americans
    Americans today are not very keen on learning foreign languages. We say we are, but let's face it; we let those pricey Rosetta Stone CDs gather dust on the bookshelf. Young adults who fail to sign up for language courses are missing out on a critical...
  • District 99 approves $82.6 million budget

     District 99 approves $82.6 million budget
    Community High School District 99's new budget, approved Monday night, compensates for a loss of state aid with higher taxes and absorbs a big charge for a last-minute decision to change bus companies. Spending is projected at $82.6 million for the...
  • Florida halts online reading test that was focus of complaints

    Florida halts online reading test that was focus of complaints
    An online reading test Florida required for kindergartners and other young students was halted Monday after numerous complaints about technology glitches. The test, FAIR, was the focus of a Gainesville kindergarten teacher's protest earlier this month....
  • District 230 launches college, career labs

    District 230 launches college, career labs
    Consolidated High School District 230 is hoping to give seniors a leg up in the college admission process by giving them time during school to work on their applications. About 15 students worked on essays and applications on laptops in Stagg High...
  • Virginia Department of Education: Percentage of schools accredited statewide drops

    Virginia Department of Education: Percentage of schools accredited statewide drops
    The Virginia Department of Education said the number of schools meeting statewide accreditation standards dropped for 2014-2015 after higher benchmarks were introduced in 2011. According to the VDOE, just 68 percent of Virginia public schools were fully...
  • Windham Superintendent Dr. Patricia Garcia talks about her first weeks in the district

    Dr. Patricia Garcia has been on the job as superintendent of schools in Windham for about six weeks now, and much of that time has been spent in getting to know the local community. The superintendent has embarked upon a "listening tour," appearing at...
  • Why you should never spank your kids

    Why you should never spank your kids
    Adrian Peterson, the NFL running back, has been indicted for injuring his 4-year-old son. According to sources in law enforcement, Peterson used a tree branch to discipline the boy, leaving cuts and bruises. Peterson's lawyer says his client meant no...
  • Arundel officials seek extension of immunization deadline

    Arundel officials seek extension of immunization deadline
    With more than 700 students failing to show proof of vaccinations required for the new school year as of Monday, Anne Arundel County school officials say they'll apply this week for an extension of a state deadline for required immunizations. The...
  • Nazareth Area's summer reading program a success

    Some students in the Nazareth Area School District just couldn't take a break from reading during the summer, making the district's first foray into a summer library workshop program a success. Each Tuesday in July, students were welcomed to Nazareth...