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Florida College Cheating Not An Isolated Problem

Posted: 11/13/2010 - An unusual lecture on cheating by University of Central Florida Management Professor Richard Quinn has gone viral. Quinn found that a third of his 615 student management class cheated on their midterms. Cheating on campus is an increasing problem.

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Bay Haven Charter Academy teacher Mrs. Kelly Lovett wins Golden Apple Award

Updated: 11/05/2010 - Hiland Park - This week's Golden Apple award-winning teacher team teaches fifth grade at Bay Haven Charter Academy. Her students tell us Mrs. Lovett has been known to break out in song mid-lesson and teaches her students clever ways to remember difficult concepts. It was student Tyler Grice who nominated her for this week's Golden Apple award.

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Golden Apple Award winner's class is a safe haven for students

Updated: 10/29/2010 - Lynn Haven - Nominated by one of her students, Mosley High School math and English teacher Brenda Peacock's entire third period rallied to make sure she was acknowledged for all of her hard work and dedication to her students.

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Freeport Elementary School 3rd grade teacher Teresa Tripp wins Golden Apple Award

Updated: 10/22/2010 - Freeport - This week's Golden Apple award winning teacher was nominated not by once, but twice. Both mothers have students in Mrs. Tripp's 3rd grade class at Freeport Elementary. And both felt so strongly that Mrs. Tripp should win that they launched campaigns on Facebook to get family and friends to vote for her. It worked.

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Golden Apple award winner is a "leader among teachers"

Posted: 10/15/2010 - In Mrs. Alday's 2nd grade class, becoming a better reader begins with a trip to the computer lab. Calling her a go-getter and a leader among teachers, Principal Ladona Kelley approached Mrs. Alday first to try the pilot program Lexia reading. "Anything that I think may benefit the children classroom-wise I can count on Mrs. Alday to give me a very honest answer and a knowledge-based answer on whether or not it's going to work," said Ladona Kelley, the Principal of Altha School.

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2nd grade teacher takes home Golden Apple Award

Updated: 10/08/2010 - Spend just five minutes in Mrs. Keiffer's 2nd grade classroom at Hiland Park Elementary School and you'll understand why her students love coming to school.

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"Golden Apple" award winner #1 chose passion over paycheck

Updated: 09/17/2010 - Teaching can be a challenging and thankless job. That's why we're launching a new weekly series to show area teachers how much we appreciate and admire them. Meredith TerHaar had the honor of presenting the first "Golden Apple" award to a deserving teacher at Lucille Moore Elementary School in Panama City Thursday morning.

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School Board Members DIscuss Tentative Budget

Updated: 08/18/2010 - Bay County School Board members are in preliminary stages of adopting their 2010-2011 budget. Tuesday’s budget workshop gave them the opportunity to discuss a tentative spending plan and they're once again concerned about unfunded mandates from the state.

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96-Acre Property Dispute in Washington County

Updated: 08/10/2010 - The Washington County School District is feuding with the Northwest Florida Water Management District over a 96 acre piece of property in southern Washington County.

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Construction For New Blountstown High School

Posted: 04/13/2010 - Construction on the new Blountstown High School is a bit behind schedule, but still on-track to open for Fall 2011 school year. County leaders broke ground on the project six months ago. School officials are pleased with the progress so far.

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SB Six Support Slightly Sliding

Updated: 04/06/2010 - Distaste is growing for the most controversial bill being debated this legislative session in Tallahassee. Some Republican lawmakers are now beginning to turn their backs on Senate Bill Six (SB6), which challenges teacher tenure and restricts union participation.

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Teachers Rally Against Senate Bill 6

Posted: 04/04/2010 - Senate Bill 6, which would strip all Florida teachers of tenure and pay them based on their students' performance, could be the most contentious piece of legislation to come out of this session. A large number of local teachers were out at the busiest intersection in town this afternoon, letting people know they're not happy about the bill.

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Florida Teacher Tenure/SB6 Draws Massive Outcry

Updated: 03/29/2010 - Although Florida is not one of two states awarded “Race to the Top” money by the Federal government, the sponsor of controversial legislation in Tallahassee to end teacher tenure and create merit pay says the state can apply for a second round in June.

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Is Bay Haven Charter Academy Discriminating?

Posted: 03/19/2010 - About 250 concerned parents and teachers crammed into the Bay Haven Charter Academy cafeteria for a meeting Thursday evening between Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt and Bay Haven's Board of Directors.

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