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  • For Palm Beach County School Board: Brill, Katz, Andrews and Robinson

    District 3: Karen Brill most qualified Many Palm Beach County School Board members make an effort to be in touch with parents, teachers and political, business and civic organizations. None is more plugged in to her district than Karen Brill. The Sun...
  • Lots of new things at Broward schools this year

    Lots of new things at Broward schools this year
    Summer fun is over, and school is back in session. But there are plenty of new and exciting things in Broward County public schools this year, including eco-friendly buses, charter schools and extended hours. As an estimated 265,000 students return...
  • Back to school: What's new in Central Florida?

    Back to school: What's new in Central Florida?
    School's back for nearly 65,000 Seminole County students starting Monday, and 350,000 more kids in Orange, Lake, Osceola and Volusia counties will head to the classroom in a week. Here is a look at some of what's new for the 2014-15 academic year in...
  • 27 Palm Beach County elementary schools get a longer day

    27 Palm Beach County elementary schools get a longer day
    Students at 27 Palm Beach County elementary schools will be spending an extra hour in school each day, whether their parents like the idea or not. The schools — mostly in the eastern part of the county and in the Glades — are on the state'...
  • Orange charter schools both struggle, excel on FCAT

    Orange charter schools both struggle, excel on FCAT
    The release of Florida school grades earlier this month was cause for celebration by some charter schools, including several under management by Charter Schools USA. But the grades were a cause for shock, tears and reflection for a number of other local...
  • 32 Broward elementaries to extend school day by an hour

    32 Broward elementaries to extend school day by an hour
    Students at 32 Broward County elementary schools will be spending an extra hour in school each day, whether their parents like the idea or not. The schools — mostly in the east, from Hollywood to Pompano Beach, and all but two run by the...
  • Double dose of math helps kids in the short term, but benefits fade quickly, study says

    Double dose of math helps kids in the short term, but benefits fade quickly, study says
    Students required to take two math classes as sixth graders -- because they did poorly on the FCAT math exam -- made gains initially but experienced a "fadeout" once they returned to a regular, one-math-class-a-year schedule, a new study has found. The...
  • Central Florida schools investigated for (and some cleared of) cheating

    Central Florida schools investigated for (and some cleared of) cheating
    Two Central Florida schools initially given an "incomplete" on Florida's school report card because of possible testing "improprieties" now have been issued grades. Investigations into FCAT results, and possible cheating, at three other schools continue....
  • Lake schools on low-performing list don't have to extend day (because all Lake elementary schools adding time to schedule)

    Lake schools on low-performing list don't have to extend day (because all Lake elementary schools adding time to schedule)
    The three Lake County schools on Florida's list of low-performing elementary campuses don't have to extend their school day by an hour, officials said. That is because the district -- already adding to the school day at all its elementary schools --...
  • El ABD del nuevo año escolar

    El ABD del nuevo año escolar
    El año escolar arranca el 18 de agosto dándole la bienvenida a los estudiantes de todo el sur de Florida con algunas novedades que benefician el bolsillo y otras que son importantes para competir en el mercado global. Tanto el condado de Broward, como...
  • Few parents weigh in on FCAT replacement tests

    Few parents weigh in on FCAT replacement tests
    A month ago, Florida educators unveiled sample questions for the high-stakes, FCAT replacement test and asked teachers and parents to let them know what they thought. So far, the response has been underwhelming. Fewer than 30 people have shared...
  • Extra hour of reading will help kids

    There have been the expected complaints. There surely will be more. We're sympathetic, but the complaints are wrong. The reading ability of children is that important. The state's new list of 300 lowest-performing schools includes 32 Broward County...