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James F. Notter

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  • Confusion over new federal schools bailout

     
      Congress' decision Tuesday to rush $553 million to Florida schools as part of a new federal jobs  bill is creating some confusion among school districts. Should they run right out and spend it or tuck it away for the 2011-12 school, year...
  • Oliphant's firing is a little unfair

     
    Will Miriam Oliphant show up at her old stomping grounds -- the Broward County School Board -- to protest her sudden dismissal as a guidance counselor? That's the $75,200 question heading into today's board meeting. Oliphant, a school board member......
  • Interactive timeline: See James Notter's career

    <b>Interactive timeline: </b>See James Notter's career
  • En video: Superintendente escolar James Notter anuncia su retiro en medio de vergonzoso reporte

    <b>En video:</b> Superintendente escolar James Notter anuncia su retiro en medio de vergonzoso reporte
  • FCAT overhaul approved

    For Florida's public school students, a minor revolution may soon be coming in the classroom. The dreaded FCAT could be moved to later in the year to give children more time to learn the subjects they are tested on. And the exam's emphasis would be...
  • Smooth start to Broward school year, but challenges lie ahead

    Smooth start to Broward school year, but challenges lie ahead
    Swine flu worries and staffing shortages did nothing to dampen spirits -- or "welcome back" hugs and high-fives -- on Broward County's first day of school. The day kicked off auspiciously at about 5 a.m. with what administrators said was a glitch-free...
  • Broward school construction budget slashed

    Broward school construction budget slashed
    Broward School Board members cut the district's capital budget by more than half Tuesday night, meaning some schools are stuck with outdated libraries and some communities that need new schools will not have them for a few more years. But, they also...
  • Weapons seized in Palm Beach County schools over the past four years

    Three guns were seized on Broward County school campuses over the past week, one used in a homicide, another confiscated from an 8-year-old. Tuesday, three elementary school pupils were caught with BB guns, two at Miramar Elementary School alone....
  • Weapons seized in Broward County schools over the past four years

    Three guns were seized on Broward County school campuses over the past week, one used in a homicide, another confiscated from an 8-year-old. Tuesday, three elementary school pupils were caught with BB guns, two at Miramar Elementary School alone. Weapons...
  • 1st-grader's knife stunt 'by no means normal'

    A 7-year-old first-grader wielding a kitchen knife robbed a 6-year-old classmate of one dollar, police said. The incident at Pines Lakes Elementary happened during lunchtime on Nov. 26, police spokesman Deputy Chief David Golt said. The boys were in a...
  • Stimulus package: So what's in it for us?

    Stimulus package: So what's in it for us?
    For the people of Florida, hit by rising unemployment and foreclosure rates, the economic stimulus bill promises to save or create 206,000 jobs, give tax breaks to workers and send checks to retirees. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders...
  • Broward school district hires firm to review controversial AshBritt hurricane audit

    Broward school district hires firm to review controversial AshBritt hurricane audit
    Seven months after Broward School District auditors accused a contractor of overcharging taxpayers $765,000 for hurricane cleanup work, administrators have hired an outside accounting firm to scrutinize those findings. The district can't say how much...