Orange County Public Schools has announced its third class of inductees to the Orange County Public Schools Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was founded in 2014 to honor individuals who have earned distinction and recognition from their former classmates, teachers, community members, the world of business and the world at large. From a lengthy […]
Underneath an orange-lit Orlando Eye last night, SunRidge Middle’s principal, Patricia Bowen-Painter, was named Orange County Public School’s 2017-18 Principal of the Year. The announcement caps off October’s celebration of National Principals Month. Bowen-PainterPatricia15Ms. Bowen-Painter, a 30-year educator who has been an OCPS principal since 2005, says, “Whether it has been as a classroom teacher, […]
After a sham selection process which lasted close to seven months, the Florida State University Board of Trustee has named Sen. John Thrasher to be the school’s new president. The Board overwhelmingly gave Thrasher the nod in a 11-2 vote. “I am honored to have been selected by the Board of Trustees to serve as […]
On Wednesday, Charlie Crist lent his support to the Florida Education Association suing to dismantle the major school choice program. Crist’s backing of the FEA puts him at odds with black ministers who support school vouchers. The particular program under scrutiny is called the tax credit scholarship program, which serves nearly 70,000 mostly minority children with scholarships valued at up $5,272.