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  • Seminole educators ask Scott to fix "nonsensical" testing requirements for new "scholar" diploma

    Seminole educators ask Scott to fix "nonsensical" testing requirements for new "scholar" diploma
    Seminole County school leaders pleaded with Gov. Rick Scott this week to fix Florida's confusing "scholar" diploma rules and the resulting "senseless retroactive testing" of students. In a letter sent this week, they asked him to exempt this year's...
  • Day care hit-and-run defendant Robert Corchado planned to flee country, FHP testifies

    Day care hit-and-run defendant Robert Corchado planned to flee country, FHP testifies
    Despite testimony that authorities consider Robert Corchado a "severe threat" to flee the country, a judge on Monday declined to raise the bond of the man accused in the KinderCare crash that killed a 4-year-old girl last week. Orange County Senior...
  • Seminole County cook competing for title of Southeastern Student Chef of the Year

    Seminole County cook competing for title of Southeastern Student Chef of the Year
    An aspiring chef from Seminole County is one of two young cooks who will compete for the title of 2014 American Culinary Federation Southeast Region Student Chef of the Year. The competition takes place at Trident Technical College, North Charleston, S.C....
  • Kindergarten registration: Do it now, school districts say

    Kindergarten registration: Do it now, school districts say
    Most of us with children in school are  counting down the days until this school year wraps up and summer begins. But if you have a soon-to-be kindergartner, local educators want you thinking about next school year before those vacation days kick in....
  • Orlando Sentinel Culinary Hall of Fame: The complete list of members since 2008

    Orlando Sentinel Culinary Hall of Fame: The complete list of members since 2008
    Meet the members of the Orlando Sentinel Culinary Hall of Fame. Our definition of a culinary professional is broad because the food and beverage industry requires a variety of skills and interests. In addition to chefs, the achievements are reflected in...
  • Special Needs Shelter Registration for Seniors

    Special Needs Shelter Registration for Seniors   The recent storms that hit the Florida Panhandle area have reminded us of the approaching hurricane season. The Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. For some in Central Florida,...
  • Bears face deadly consequences when humans behave badly

    Bears face deadly consequences when humans behave badly
    Bad news, bears: You lose. Game over. See you later, alligator. You have much in common with that species. Neither of you plays nice with humans sometimes. Or is it the other way around? I'm not blaming you guys for the trouble you've caused...
  • Central Florida school leaders worry about quick implementation of new tests, new A-to-F grading

    Central Florida school leaders worry about quick implementation of new tests, new A-to-F grading
    Central Florida school leaders fear the state is rushing to roll out FCAT's replacement and a new school grading system. They worry the result will be more schools with lousy grades next year and a public that doesn't understand why their neighborhood...
  • 300 elementary schools in Florida have to add an hour to school day for reading lessons

    300 elementary schools in Florida have to add an hour to school day for reading lessons
    Three hundred elementary schools -- and likely at least a handful in Central Florida -- will have to add an hour to their day next year, using the time for extra reading instruction, under the budget the Florida Legislature just approved. For the past two...
  • Tom Terry, Tom Sorrells talk hurricanes

    Tom Terry, Tom Sorrells talk hurricanes
    Hurricane season, which starts June 1, will be a major topic this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup: WKMG-Channel 6 chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells hosts that station's "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday. His guests will be Max Mayfield...
  • One child dead, 14 hurt as cops seek driver in hit-and-run day-care crash

    One child dead, 14 hurt as cops seek driver in hit-and-run day-care crash
    Joel Rosado sprinted to the scene as soon as he heard the screeches and saw a black Toyota Solara plow into the Goldenrod Road KinderCare, where a 4-year-old girl lay dying and 14 others were injured. "We could see the teachers were, like, panicking,"...