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  • Seminole honors Rookie Teachers of the Year

     
    The first year of teaching can be trying for newcomers to the field. They may know their subjects, but dealing with kids in the classroom each day is a whole lot different from studying education in college.  But three new teachers in Seminole  County...
  • UCF to graduate more than 4,500 this week

     
    The University of Central Florida expects more than 4,500 students to graduate during its commencement ceremonies this afternoon and tomorrow. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will speak at this afternoon's ceremony at 2:30 p.m. at the UCF Arena.  Today's...
  • Gov. Scott appoints 2 new Valencia College trustees

     
    Gov. Rick Scott just announced two new appointments to Valencia College's board of trustees — Guillermo “Bill” Hansen and Fernando J. Perez. Here's what the governor's office said about the new trustees: Hansen, 54, of Kissimmee, has...
  • Today in Tallahassee: Prisons, guns, and more growth deregulation

     
    TALLAHASSEE –  A day after the Senate passed its legislative and congressional redistricting plans, the chamber is taking it easy today. Senate President Mike Haridopolos scrapped Wednesday's slated floor time (in case Democrats wanted to debate the...
  • UCF may take over Seminole school museum

     
    A deal is in the works to have the University of Central Florida take over operation of the Seminole school district's Student Museum, which for several years has been on the verge of closing for lack of funds. Details of the proposed deal have not been...
  • Robinson endorses effort to give A-to-F grades to teacher ed programs

     
     Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson this morning gave thumbs up to the effort to grade the nation's teacher ed programs A to F. Four other state education chiefs also announced support for the controversial effort — meant to improve the...
  • WMFE to sell Channel 24 license, equipment to UCF

     
    Public broadcaster WMFE said Thursday that it plans to sell its license for TV station Channel 24 to the University of Central Florida for $3.3 million. The deal must be approved by UCF’s Board of Trustees, which will vote on the sale Monday....
  • Photos: First Lady drops in at YMCA, rallies at UCF

     
    Team Obama returned to Orlando, Tuesday, with First Lady Michelle Obama making a surprise visit to the Blanchard Park YMCA, where she exercised and played games with students. She then moved onto the University of Central Florida to rally about 2,500...
  • HD 49 race: A crowded field for a diverse new House seat

     
    TALLAHASSEE – For proof of how demographic shifts and redistricting are shaking up the political calculus in Central Florida, look no further than the races shaping up in Metro Orlando around several newly drawn, Hispanic-populated legislative...
  • Jill Biden to participate this morning in Valencia College roundtable discussion

     
    Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will participate in a roundtable discussion at Valencia College this morning that focuses on the nationally-recognized partnership that Valencia has forged with the University of Central Florida to help...
  • Michelle Obama drops by Blanchard Y, works out with area kids

     
    First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit to the Blanchard Park YMCA outside of Orlando, joining groups of elementary-school children for workouts before heading to the University of Central Florida for a speech to election campaign supporters....
  • Taking the political pulse of UCF

     
    The Sentinel scouted the University of Central Florida campus before First Lady Michelle Obama's scheduled campaign stop at the school Tuesday afternoon. We sought the political pulse of students as the country heads toward the presidential election in...