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VP Joe Biden in Tallahassee

Posted: 02/07/2012 - Vice President Joe Biden was in Florida Monday to discuss plans to lower the cost of college. The average Florida student graduates with 20-thousand dollars in student loan debt and another tuition hike is being discussed in Tallahassee.

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Chipley High School Teacher Wins Golden Apple

Posted: 01/27/2012 - Chipley - This week's Golden Apple award winner is a math teacher at Chipley High School. Her students say Millie Kindig is giving them the tools and the confidence they need to pursue careers in the fields of math and science.

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Instate College Tuition for Children of Illegal Immigrants

Updated: 01/26/2012 - Children of illegal immigrants born in Florida are asking lawmakers to lower their college tuition. They’re paying out-of-state tuition, even though they’re US citizens. Legislation to give the students in-state tuition has been filed, but isn’t going anywhere.

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Bay District School Board Discusses Charter School Issues

Posted: 01/25/2012 - Board members are trying to come up with a plan for Newpoint Bay Charter High School which recently received its third straight "D" grade. They also decided to closely examine the Bay Haven Charter Schools' demographics before voting to renew the school's charter and allow an expansion at their the elementary and middle schools.

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Ponce de Leon High School Teacher Wins Golden Apple

Posted: 01/19/2012 - Ponce de Leon - This week's Golden Apple award winner is a teacher at Ponce de Leon High School. Janice Andrews is so well-loved, her nomination received more than one thousand hits on our website in just one day!

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UF, FSU presidents suggest higher STEM tuition

Posted: 01/13/2012 - Presidents of Florida's two leading research universities suggested Friday that lawmakers let them pay for expanding expensive science, technology, engineering and math programs by charging those so-called STEM students higher tuition.

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Cherry Street Third Grade Teacher Wins Golden Apple

Posted: 01/13/2012 - Panama City - This week's Golden Apple award winner is a third grade teacher at Cherry Street Elementary in the Cove. Music and motion. Two tools Amanda Roberts uses to teach all kinds of subjects in her third grade classroom. On this day it's a lesson in prefixes and suffixes. "My kids know we dance, we move, we are collaborative and we work together to increase our learning," said teacher Amanda Roberts.

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Surfside Middle Awarded $24,000 Grant for Pre-Engineering Program

Updated: 01/11/2012 - Panama City - On Wednesday the Society of American Military Engineers will donate a large check to three Bay County educational institutions. Seventy-four thousand dollars will be given to Haney Technical Center, Gulf Coast State College and Surfside Middle School. Surfside will receive a $24,000 grant for it's Gateway to Technology pre-engineering program which began in 2007. Program administrators say without these grant funds, their materials would be 5 years behind.

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Northside Elementary Kindergarten Teacher Wins Golden Apple Award

Posted: 01/05/2012 - Panama City - This week's Golden Apple award winner is a kindergarten teacher at Northside Elementary in Panama City. Kelly Lewis has been teaching kindergarten for 8 years. Her students are affectionately known as "Lewis' Lightning Bugs" because thier faces light up when learning something new.

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Charter School Could Face Probation

Updated: 01/04/2012 - Panama City - One local charter school faces probation after receiving poor marks from the Florida Department of Education for the third year in a row.

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Mowat Middle School Science Teacher Wins Golden Apple

Posted: 12/23/2011 - Panama City - This week's Golden Apple winner is an 8th grade science teacher at Mowat Middle School in Lynn Haven. Studies show when it comes to math and science, kids in the US are trailing other nations. Shawn Ramsey wants to change that.

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Middle School PE in Legislative Bull’s-eye

Updated: 12/20/2011 - Middle School students in Florida must take a required three hours of physical education each week. The requirement was put into law to combat obesity, but tight budgets have some lawmakers looking at ending required PE.

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Hiland Park Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Wins Golden Apple

Updated: 12/15/2011 - Panama City - This week's Golden Apple winner is a kindergarten teacher at Hiland Park Elementary School. Diane Reinstatler says herself, she has a lot of energy. After nearly 20 years in a kindergarten classroom, she has no plans for slowing down.

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Ed Commissioner: Raise Passing FCAT Reading Score

Posted: 12/08/2011 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson is recommending the state raise the score needed to pass the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

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Smoke Cause Arnold High Evacuation

Updated: 12/06/2011 - Students and teachers at Arnold High School got an unexpected start to their morning when smoke was detected in the attic.

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