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Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelAs we've been reporting, School Board members across Florida are none too happy with FCAT and how the state uses standardized test scores to make high-stakes decisions. The FCAT is administered by Pearson, the private testing company. At yesterday's...
Osceola searching for a new superintendent (again), as interest in those high-pressure jobs has dwindledSentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelIn case you missed it, Osceola's superintendent has announced he's retiring early, fed up with criticism from some Osceola County School Board members. That means Osceola is again searching for a new superintendent and in a time when interest in these...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelIn case you missed it, here is our story from Sunday on growing frustration with testing — and the school accountability system — in Florida. Osceola County School Board member Jay Wheeler put it this way: “It started out with all the...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — The week of qualifying for federal and state posts isn't halfway over, but a handful of Central Florida's more interesting contests are becoming official. So far, Democratic former congressman Alan Grayson and Osceola County...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelUPDATE: Former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson announced this afternoon that he too has qualified for the 9th Congressional District contest. He's the only Democrat to qualify so far. You gotta start somewhere. And John Quinones has. The Osceola County...
APLos abogados de la familia de Trayvon Martin y del vigilante que mató a tiros al adolescente desarmado presentaron distintas visiones el sábado de la investigación federal de la muerte. Daryl D. Parks, abogado de la familia Martin, dijo a miembros de...
Tags: Public Officials, Government, Maitland, Prosecution, Politics
Orlando SentinelGrowing up in Florida some species of birds have become my favorites: the roseate spoonbill, the bald eagle and the sandhill crane. Recently covering breaking news at the Orange and Osceola County line, I spotted a flock of four sandhill cranes...
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Central Florida's newest attraction wants you to slow down up in the air. The Cypress Canopy Cycle is now open at Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida, an ecotourism site in Osceola County. Think of the Cypress Canopy Cycle as a cross between a...
Tags: Interstate 4, St. Cloud, Orlando, Natural Resources, Travel
New to the Central Florida zip line scene is Zip Orlando, which started operating out of Kissimmee last month. The name may sound metropolitan, but the setting is definitely rural and a bit of a trip back in Florida history. After checking in at an...
Tags: Orlando, Orange Blossom Trail, Florida, Kissimmee
Things are zipping right along with yet another zip line operating here. Kissimmee's Old Town is incorporating a 300-foot zip into its Pepsi AMPVenture Experience, which includes a rock-climbing wall and obstacle course. A $39.95 wristband gets a round on...
Player of the year Sebastian Beltrame, Jr., Olympia The Buzz: Beltrame won Class 4A overall singles title. First team Sam Lampman, Jr., Boone The Buzz: 2011 All-Central Florida Player of Year's lone loss came against Beltrame in individual state...
Tags: St. Cloud, Volusia County, Winter Park
FloriDUHAnother horse's arse. Josue Emanuel Santana allegedly hit a deputy's 1,000-lb. horse named 'Shamrock' in the face while she was in the air, causing the horse to lose her balance and fall down on her front knees — and causing the officer to get...
Tags: Orlando, Orange County (Florida)
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