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  • Heeding the call to service

    Heeding the call to service
    Last month I went back to the Naval Academy, my alma mater of 27 years, to attend ship selection night, an annual institution at the academy. Seniors pick from a list of ships, choosing how their careers as naval officers will commence. My son was picking his first ship, just as his older brother did three years ago and as I did 28 years ago (much to the consternation of my father, a naval aviator, I served at sea like my grandfather).
  • UCF growth vs. residents

    University of Central Florida plans to create a downtown campus near the Parramore neighborhood have been the subject of recent news coverage. Has anyone asked residents of Parramore and adjacent neighborhoods what they want? A front-page Orlando...

    Q&A: Explaining why Teach for America is coming to Orlando

    Q: What is Teach for America? A: It is a branch of AmeriCorps that recruits high-achieving recent college graduates to become teachers in urban and rural schools without going through teacher training. Q: Why is Orange County bringing in Teach for...

    Teach for America coming to Orange schools next fall

    Teach for America coming to Orange schools next fall
    Up to 50 recent graduates of top colleges will teach in Orange County classrooms next fall under a plan to bring Teach for America to Central Florida. The district plans to use the teachers, many of whom don't have education degrees, at about 20 high-...

    Orange board approves Teach for America despite teacher protest

    Orange board approves Teach for America despite teacher protest
    Despite urgings to reconsider from a group of teachers, the Orange County School Board on Tuesday moved ahead on an agreement to fill up to 50 classroom jobs with Teach for America recruits next fall. "It will add some additional energy and talent to...