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Hands-On Work for Mowat Middle School Science Students

Updated: 04/20/2007 - The Mowat Middle School sixth grade science class has been getting its hands dirty for the past couple of days in the front yard of a home on Mound Avenue in the St. Andrew section of Panama City.

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Chipola Students Awarded

Posted: 04/19/2007 - Chipola College students were recognized for academic accomplishments today.

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Chipola's New ACE

Updated: 04/17/2007 - Students at Chipola College now have somewhere they can go to get help in difficult subjects like algebra.

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School Board Meeting

Posted: 04/11/2007 - The Bay County school board is adopting a new policy to make better use of the school budget.

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Longer School Days

Posted: 04/02/2007 - Some lawmakers say the way for kids to do better in school is for them to spend more time there. They're hoping to get rid of D and F schools by devoting an extra hour a day to reading, science and math.

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Single Gender

Updated: 03/26/2007 - State lawmakers are considering a bill will expand single-gender education in Florida's public schools.

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New Teacher Reward Program

Updated: 03/21/2007 - The Florida Senate has voted to eliminate the STAR program to reward teachers. It’s being replaced with a plan that uses more than just the FCAT to measure how teachers are performing in the classroom.

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Local 8th Graders Get Familiar With Majors

Updated: 03/20/2007 - A series of informational meetings are being held this week to introduce the "majors" program to Bay County school parents and eighth graders.

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Student Assignment Creates Stir

Updated: 03/16/2007 - A group of Arnold High School parents were outraged with an assignment given to their teenagers.

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Bright Futures May Be Used for Summer College Education

Updated: 03/14/2007 - It’s a frustration for many parents and college students. The state makes you take at least one semester of summer courses, but won’t let you use the state’s Bright Futures scholarships to pay for those classes.

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Enterprise Preps

Updated: 03/14/2007 - It's been almost two weeks since a tornado nearly destroyed Enterprise High School, and killed eight students. Wednesday their classmates will return to class for the first time since the disaster.

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School Plans at Enterprise

Posted: 03/07/2007 - School will resume next Wednesday for the students who attended Enterprise High School in Alabama.

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Charlie Crist Talks Up Education

Updated: 03/06/2007 - Gov. Charlie Crist says he wants to make Florida the best state in America when it comes to our children’s education.

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Jackson Teacher of The Year

Updated: 02/23/2007 - Jackson County's school district selected their teacher of the year Thursday night.

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New School Debate

Updated: 02/15/2007 - New neighborhoods are popping up everywhere in Bay County, and when new families move in, the kids have to go to school.

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STAR Program

Updated: 01/25/2007 - Giving teachers money for their excellent work seems like a great way to bring about greater teaching and in turn greater learning, but the state mandated "Special Teachers Are Rewarded," or STAR program, is still raising eyebrows.

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Administrative Law Judge Rules on Bolinger Case

Updated: 01/22/2007 - The controversy over the Bay High School principal's job began last summer when school Superintendent James McCalister wanted to move Bay Principal Larry Bolinger to Jinks Middle School.

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Florida High School Graduation Rate Slips Slightly

Updated: 12/16/2006 - The high school graduation rates in Florida and Bay County have dropped slightly from last year, but they are still much higher than they were eight years ago when Gov. Jeb Bush took office.

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FCATs Online

Posted: 11/20/2006 - The State Education Department has posted new versions of the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test online so now parents can give their kids a practice test at home before they face the real thing.

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Ways to Combat a Bully

Updated: 11/01/2006 - School board members will soon be taking up the case of a seven-year-old Lynn Haven Elementary School student who carried a knife to school.

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School Violence

Updated: 11/01/2006 - Local schools are not immune. In less than a week, four incidents happened in the Bay District Schools, which some claim are cause for concern.

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