Orlando & Orange County

     Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) has been recognized by the Council of the Great City Schools for continued student improvement in math and reading. The findings were released in the seventh annual Beating the Odds: A City-by-City Analysis of Student Performance Gaps on State Assessments by the Council...
The 95th Annual Central Florida Fair opens its gates on April 19th and is bigger and better than ever before! This year’s Fair is chock-full of entertainment, contests, rides, games, Fair food and special celebrity guest appearances with hot stars straight from Hollywood! All for the same low price...
Evans Boys Track Team completed competition at the Elite Invitational on Sat., Mar. 31 with nine first-place finishes, two season-bests, two state top performances and two Florida Relays qualifiers. 35 teams from the state of Florida competed at this years Elite Classic which featured the largest group of athletes...
One minute they tell us how committed to education they are the next... The Orange County school district likely will serve fewer low-income children in its pre-kindergarten classes next year because some of its schools did not meet Florida's class-size rules this year. more
Vicky Bell When testing really began to be pushed in 1998, my son was in the fourth grade in public school. I had home schooled him for his first and second grade years of school, so he could already multiply and divide by third grade, but the public school...
The Florida Civil Rights Association (FCRA) issued this response to a news article published today in the Orlando Sentinel, titled: GROUP WANTS ORPHANS TO PAY For Immediate Release ...

“Catch The Spirit”

Evans High PTSA will host our first "Catch The Spirit, Trojan Pride"  event on Feb. 15th, 2007 in the cafeteria at the 9th Grade Center.  Time:  6 p.m. We will showcase our wonderful students.

Crime in the Hills

‘Why Its Getting Worse’ The Department of Justice blames it on population growth, old social problems, and wanna be Crips and Bloods. Carjacker's, home invaders, and stick-up kids are making the TV news every single night. Street thugs and criminals are everywhere, and last year they killed 122 people in Orange...
Renovation Provides Pine Hills with More Services and Programs Central Florida YMCA recently celebrated an extensive expansion and renovation to its Wayne Densch YMCA Family Center in Pine Hills (870 N. Hastings Street) with a topping off ceremony attended by many of the area’s top government, community and business...