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Last Catholic School in Citrus County Faces Potential Closure

By on April 4th, 2014 | Last updated: April 7, 2014 at 8:22 am

Pope John Paul II Catholic School, the only catholic school in Citrus County, could be shut down this June because of its failure to meet the diocese’s benchmarks for enrollment and renovations.

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New Teacher Residency Program Targets Skilled, Unlikely Educators

By on April 1st, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm

The Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program is looking to recruit recent math and science college graduates.

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More Teachers Teach Outside Of Expertise In Low-Performing Schools

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: March 27, 2014 at 7:34 pm

In a study by the Florida Department of Education, low-performing schools were found to have a higher number of out-of-field teachers.

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How Florida Pivoted In Replacing the FCAT And What Happens Next

By on March 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: March 24, 2014 at 8:39 am

The state of Florida has accepted a new bid to design and oversee the newest standardized test, which will replace the FCAT beginning next year.

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New Bill May Allow School Employees to Carry Guns on Campus

By on March 20th, 2014 | Last updated: March 20, 2014 at 6:07 pm

A new bill that would allow school employees to carry a gun on campus was passed by a House education panel. The bill would allow school employees who are active or retired military, law enforcement offers and employees with a Florida concealed weapon license to carry a gun on school grounds.

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Central Florida Mega Millions Winner, Malaysian Airlines Pilot’s Simulator, Starke Elementary Reopens, Miami Herald DCF Investigation

By on March 19th, 2014 | Last updated: March 19, 2014 at 11:19 am

Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Florida –One Central Florida resident is the lucky winner of half of the $400 million lotto jackpot. The ticket was purchased at a Sunoco gas station in Brevard County. This is the Mega […]

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New Bill Aims to Help Students Manage Money

By on March 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 13, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Florida Bill would require a financial literacy course to be added to high school curriculums.

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In The News: Obama’s Approval Record, Jolly Defeats Sink, Last Grandy’s in Florida to Close, Pre-K Program Helps Students Prepare

By on March 12th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 10:40 am

Poll: Obama approval at record low– President Obama’s approval rate is at an all-time low at 41 percent, according to a poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. Disapproval is at 54 percent, which could hinder those who […]

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In the News: Senate Advances “Revenge Porn” Bill, “Florida GI” Bill Passes, FCAT During Passover, Disney’s “Frozen” Work of Devil Pastor Says

By on March 11th, 2014 | Last updated: March 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Bill could make Revenge porn illegal in Florida – A new bill that would penalize the posting of “revenge porn” on social media is being advanced in the state senate. The bill would make spreading nude or explicit images of […]

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Students Support Teacher Suspended After Fight Over Alleged Affair

By on February 7th, 2014 | Last updated: February 11, 2014 at 7:14 am

A Putnam County High School teacher was suspended for fighting a district employee over an alleged affair. Following his suspension, the teacher’s students showed up to a school board meeting to show their support.

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