Noting her long standing opposition to private school vouchers that move hundreds of millions of public dollars into private schools, Democratic candidate for governor Nan Rich today called on fellow legislators to oppose legislation further expanding Florida’s voucher program.
State Representative Joe Saunders (D-Orlando) announced Thursday the filing of HB 1187, a measure designed to restore public confidence in Florida’s education accountability system. In commenting on the legislation, Saunders said the following: “During the past four years, Florida’s public education accountability system has seen unprecedented change. New testing requirements, further complications to a […]
The Eustis Middle School Mustangs Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Gerald Ricke, took home superior ratings at the FBA District 19 Jazz Music Performance assessment on February 20, 2014. The band received straight A’s in all categories and superior ratings from all three judges. This rating is in essence a perfect score. The […]
More than 300 students from metro Orlando area schools competed in two robotics competitions hosted by Lockheed Martin, aimed at showcasing the impact of engineering to everyday life and inspiring them to pursue STEM careers. Last Thursday, during National Engineers Week, 24 teams of students from Apopka, Freedom High, Boone, Dr. Phillips, Oak Ridge, Ocoee, […]
There is an ongoing question asked with regard to Black youth. Do our children care about their heritage and ancestry? Don’t answer that. Middle and high school children from Volusia County had the majority of answers during the Ninth Annual Black History Brain Bowl held on the campus of Daytona State College Saturday.
Dr. Phillips High School Competitive Cheerleading team members are on top of the world after a spectacular win at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship Competition held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Feb. 8-9, 2014. The UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) is the most prestigious high school cheerleading championship […]