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  • Why avatars are going to revolutionize teacher training

    Why avatars are going to revolutionize teacher training
    Teachers today have it harder than ever. That's a fact, regardless of whether you agree with education reforms. I happen to like many elements of reform, including the attention paid to student performance. But that doesn't mean teachers aren't...
  • Look to colleges for free stuff, big discounts

    Look to colleges for free stuff, big discounts
    Almost everybody is trying to stretch a dollar these days. But there are places you might not think to look when searching for deep discounts on things such as dental care, legal help and fine dining: Central Florida's colleges and tech centers....
  • Spring Break: Making it count

    Spring Break: Making it count
    In the midst of third-quarter shenanigans – whether it be tracking down teachers for that last-minute grade or stressing over the March SAT, Spring Break is a much-needed break from the harsh reality that is high school. Not all breaks are created...
  • Award-winning UCF film recalls Florida's own 1950s witch hunt

    The televised Army-McCarthy hearings and other activities of U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s are so well known that "McCarthyism" has become a synonym for a political witch hunt. It's less well known that Florida had its own McCarthy-like group:...
  • Retail, apartment development booming on UCF's doorstep

    Retail, apartment development booming on UCF's doorstep
    A wave of development near UCF is transforming the campus community with new restaurants, shops and apartments. A 4 Rivers Smokehouse, a Wawa and resort-style apartments are just the latest signs of how the gateway to the University of Central Florida...
  • UCF video game graduate school is No. 2 in North America

    UCF video game graduate school is No. 2 in North America
    UCF's video game graduate school is No. 2 in North America, according to a new ranking from the Princeton Review. The school, called the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, has been among the top five every year since the Princeton Review began...
  • News 13's Kelli Cook goes to Memphis

    News 13's Kelli Cook goes to Memphis
    Out of here: Kelli Cook after nearly six years at News 13. Wednesday was Cook's last day. She had started at the Orlando cable news channel in May 2008. She has moved to ABC affiliate WATN in Memphis, where she will work as a weekend anchor and a...
  • U.S. Tennis Association plans training center at Lake Nona in Orlando

    U.S. Tennis Association plans training center at Lake Nona in Orlando
    The world's largest tennis organization, the U.S. Tennis Association, is planning to build a national-scale training facility at Lake Nona in southeast Orlando. The association confirmed in a statement this week that it has signed a letter of intent...
  • UCF considers opening boutique hotel

    UCF considers opening boutique hotel
    UCF is exploring the idea of building a boutique hotel on campus. A committee of the board of trustees will be discussing the idea at a meeting next month. If the committee decides to move forward, University of Central Florida will ask developers...
  • Bithlo's good news shared at Clinton Global Initiative

    Bithlo's good news shared at Clinton Global Initiative
    Once Shelby Olson discovered the work going on to revitalize the hardscrabble community of Bithlo, she marshaled fellow University of Central Florida students to join in, and recently undertook a new sustainable-food project there. It's work that...
  • Community colleges key to our economy: My Word

     Community colleges key to our economy: My Word
    Looking to highlight the promise and challenges of expanding economic opportunity across the nation, President Obama wisely chose to visit Valencia College this week. Valencia represents the incredibly affordable education that community colleges can...
  • Stress melts away as UCF students 'Rent-A-Pup'

    Stress melts away as UCF students 'Rent-A-Pup'
    Who could resist a chance to play with a puppy? When UCF student Dani Lips heard that a pet shelter was "renting" dogs on campus Wednesday, she hurried over to where Pet Rescue By Judy had set up a table near the Burnett Honors College. After taking...