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Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelFlorida's new, complicated teacher evaluation system crunches student test-score data (using a so-called value-added model, dubbed VAM) to help determine teacher quality. It is a required part of the 2011 teacher merit pay law passed by the Florida...
Have a just-closed school (or a half empty one)? Give it to a charter at no cost — and maintain it, lawmakers suggestSentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelFlorida school districts with empty — or half empty — school buildings would be required to offer those facilities to charter schools at no cost, under a bill a House education subcomittee has proposed. Districts (and this is the kicker for...
A Florida judge on Tuesday rejected a bid by the defense to delay the trial of George Zimmerman, who is facing second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, almost a year ago. The ruling came on what...
Tags: George Zimmerman, Judges, NAACP, Lawyers, Trials
Stan Van Gundy took a leisurely mile-and-a-half stroll with his family for Sunday-morning brunch at a dog-friendly restaurant in Lake Mary. He didn't have much else going on the rest of the day except taking down the Christmas tree. In an alternate...
The Florida Highway Patrol trooper at the center of firestorm after she pulled over a speeding cop at gunpoint said fellow law enforcement officers have created a "life-threatening" situation that caused her to be in such fear for her safety she has...
Across America, pundits are debating the political story of the year. Here in Florida, though, the choice is clear. It's a story that unfolded right here in Orlando's backyard — in Seminole County, to be precise. That's where 36,983 voters did...
Here's what's up at this month's Sanford Art Walk, which will be Friday, Jan. 25. On the fourth Friday of each month, multiple venues in Sanford's downtown historic district showcase local talent along with opportunities to meet visiting artists. The...
Central Floridian of the Year Deirdre Macnab: League's leader, inspired by history, fights for votersWinter Park's Deirdre Macnab regularly travels across Florida to talk to groups about her organization's mission. Sometimes she dresses as Susan B. Anthony, the fearless leader of America's women's suffrage movement. The costume is a good fit for...
Time again to empty out my mail bag ... Dear Beth, Appreciated your article on the hospitals purchasing the practices of doctors. It is a deserved knee-jerk reaction on the part of both hospitals and doctors to the prospects of Obamacare. We will now...
Here in Central Florida, we loooove to talk about cooperation. And "regionalism." And being a "family of communities." Heck, if you can dream up a new catchphrase for "group hug," local leaders will not only embrace it, they'll throw gobs of money...
It was Friday night and I was looking for some good music and a way to indulge my inner foodie, so I headed over to Casselberry. I can safely catalog that sentence in a list of lines I never expected to open a column with. Casselberry? Land of dingy...
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