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  • U.S. measles cases reach 20-year high

    U.S. measles cases reach 20-year high
    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Measles cases have hit a 20-year high in the United States, a troubling increase fueled by international travel by people who have not been vaccinated against the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Teams from DeLand, Orlando win at OM World Finals

    Teams from DeLand, Orlando win at OM World Finals
    A six-member team from DeLand won first place at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals held last week at Iowa State University. A team from Princeton Elementary won third place in their category. The DeLand group turned a broken lawnmower into a Model T,...
  • Low 4th-grade FCAT writing scores raise questions, prompt 'root cause analysis' in Seminole

    Low 4th-grade FCAT writing scores raise questions, prompt 'root cause analysis' in Seminole
    Fourth-grade FCAT writing scores fell in Seminole County this year, a drop the superintendent says defies immediate explanation but will get a "roll up our sleeves" study. The percentage of county fourth graders who passed the state writing test, 49...
  • Seminole Mom's post on pulling her kid from public elementary school strikes chord with many readers

    Seminole Mom's post on pulling her kid from public elementary school strikes chord with many readers
    Lynne Rigby, a Seminole County mom who teaches online photography classes, typically uses her blog to showcase photos of her five children for friends and family to enjoy. Friday, she posted something very different, a blog entry titled "Why I am...
  • Central Florida cultural groups see $5 million from state budget

     Central Florida cultural groups see $5 million from state budget
    When Gov. Rick Scott signed the state budget today, he made a lot of Central Florida arts groups happy. More than $5 million will benefit arts and cultural programs in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola and Volusia counties under the 2014-15 budget. The...
  • Disney names 15 Central Florida kids as Dreamers and Doers

    Disney names 15 Central Florida kids as Dreamers and Doers
    Disney has named 15 young Central Floridians as Shining Stars in its Dreamers and Doers program, which recognizes children who are community service leaders. The award comes with annual passes for the students and their immediate families. Chosen from...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • Stan Van Gundy's departure for Detroit a big loss for community

    Stan Van Gundy's departure for Detroit a big loss for community
    Former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy is a man for all seasons. He's been at the forefront to help raise money for Seminole County schools. He's served on the board of directors for the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. He's been a strong...
  • Two Seminole County teams win national engineering competitions

    Two Seminole County teams win national engineering competitions
    Two teams from Seminole County Public Schools have placed first in the nation for their projects in the SECME engineering competition. The teams, from Milwee Middle School and Hagerty High School, first had to compete in a regional event held in...
  • 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...