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  • Who will be Florida’s teacher of the year?

     
    Find out tonight at 6:30 p.m., when the state's new teacher of the year is revealed. No Central Florida contestants made the final round this time. But last year, Apopka English teacher Melissa Reiker was one of the contenders (Tampa elementary teacher...
  • Scott announces weeklong jobs-plan bus ride

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Fresh off the latest Florida unemployment figures, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rick Scott's campaign just released a schedule for a six-day rollout of his economic plan, beginning in Miami next Wednesday and ending with a jaunt...
  • FCAT conclusions leave some unsatisfied

     
    Two reviews of FCAT by private firms concluded this year's results are accurate (see our story here) but some Florida school superintendents remain unconvinced. Duval County's superintendent — who was one of five who first raised concerns about &#...
  • Chris Abani's 'Graceland' removed from Florida reading list

     
    A parent's complaint has removed Chris Abani's novel "Graceland" from the summer reading list for 10th-graders at Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Fla. Abani's book, about a Nigerian boy and his transformation to city-tough Elvis impersonator, won...
  • Victims identified in Texas plane crash

    Victims identified in Texas plane crash
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Four Florida men died in a plane crash on rural ranch land in Duval County. Department of Public Safety spokesman Charles Ramirez on Tuesday identified the pilot of the twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air as Paul Mazak II. The plane...
  • Fewer students, poor economy spell pain for Florida schools

    Fewer students, poor economy spell pain for Florida schools
    In its early life, Camelot Elementary was Central Florida's poster child for runaway school growth. At its most crowded, the east Orange school had more than 1,320 students on a campus built for 740 and needed 45 portable classrooms to accommodate...
  • War puts patriotism above politics

    For months, Cathy Dubin and a group of loyal Democrats had gathered here to plan how they would commemorate the darkest political day of their lives. They decided on a stadium-size rally with a rock band, big-name politicians and movie stars. They...