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Sep 26, 2013

Staff change coming for Fla. education board 

TALLAHASSEE — A former public school teacher was tapped to take a spot on the panel that oversees the state’s public schools Monday by Florida Gov. Rock Scott.

Sep 19, 2013

WBMS launches new IT Academy

Eighth grade students at Woodlawn Beach Middle School are getting a chance to become industry certified before they even reach high school through a new Information Technology Academy launched this year.

Sep 12, 2013

UF professors say sabbaticals make them better 

GAINESVILLE — Edith Kaan, whose research into the way people respond to foreign languages normally keeps her busy in a lab in the maze of Turlington Hall’s basement, spent most of the past year traveling abroad courtesy of a sabbatical awarded by the University of Florida.

Sep 12, 2013

Top Fla. official asked to oversee universities 

TALLAHASSEE — A top Florida official in the state’s university system is likely to be selected as interim chancellor.

Sep 12, 2013

The Amazing Shake teaches lesson of first impressions

Local community leaders will help eighth graders at Woodlawn Beach Middle School become more confident and assertive conversationalists through a competition called the Amazing Shake. WBMS algebra teacher Jeffrey Baugus, local organizer of the program, said that his eighth grade students will get a chance to practice their soft business skills and become better conversationalists.

Sep 5, 2013

Safety net for Fla. school grades may get extended 

CLEARWATER — Florida may keep a safety net for another year that could keep some schools from getting branded with an “F” grade.

Sep 5, 2013

Wal-Mart gives back to Navarre teachers

The Navarre Wal-Mart awarded 20 Holley-Navarre Primary School teachers with gift cards Wednesday to purchase classroom supplies for the new school year, which many teachers often do on their own dime.

Sep 5, 2013

School enrollment ‘close to projections’

In the past five years, Navarre area schools have experienced an influx of nearly 500 students, according to enrollment reports from the Santa Rosa County School Board.

Aug 29, 2013

Summit kicks off amid distrust over Fla. schools 

CLEARWATER — Teachers, school officials, politicians and other education leaders on Monday kicked off a three-day summit in hopes of reaching a consensus on the next round of changes for Florida’s public schools.

Aug 29, 2013

HNMS teacher, STEM grant help students think ‘outside the box’

A sixth grade science teacher from Holley-Navarre Middle School was awarded with a $2,000 grant to fund her plans for a new science, technology, engineering and math elective course.
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