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College Tenure Targeted

Updated: 08/24/2011 - Governor Rick Scott is circulating this seven point plan on ending university tenure to prospective College Board appointees. The plan calls for measuring classroom effectiveness based in part of student evaluations, and splitting research and classroom functions to determine who is teaching the most students at the lowest cost.

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Class Size Crutch

Updated: 08/23/2011 - Students heading back to school today were met by fewer teachers, larger classes, and online instructors. Budget cuts have forced thousands of layoffs statewide. The layoffs made it almost impossible for schools to meet constitutionally mandated class size requirement

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Back to school

Posted: 08/22/2011 - Panama City Beach - Binders, markers, pencils, and crayons are all things the Risalvato kids are packing in their backpacks for the first day of school. Their mom Sarah says she enjoys preparing the kids for their first day back at school.

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New Blounstown High School Ribbon Cutting

Posted: 08/19/2011 - For the first time in decades, Calhoun County's high school students will have all of the latest technology at thier fingertips. Community leaders dedicated the brand new Blountstown High School Facility Thursday morning. With the new building comes a new emphasis on science and technology cirriculums.

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The cost of being a teacher is higher than

Updated: 08/17/2011 - Bay County students have a few more days of summer to enjoy before heading back to school next Monday. But for teachers, school began Wednesday.

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School board approves tentative budget, lowers millage rate

Posted: 08/03/2011 - Panama City-- Last fall, Bay County School Board members told voters if they passed the half-cent sales tax, they would not raise property taxes. Tuesday night, they kept that promise, even though the school district is facing a serious budget shortfall.

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Community forum to discuss fate of A.D. Harris dispels myths, rallies support

Posted: 07/22/2011 - Panama City - Dozens attended a community forum Thursday night to discuss the fate of the A.D. Harris High School. The A.D. Harris Improvement Society has been leasing the facility from the Bay County School Board for $1 a year. But due to budget cuts, the district had to terminate the lease.

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Schedule Changes To Cut Teacher Jobs

Updated: 07/21/2011 - Bay County School District proposes plans to adjust the high school schedule for the 2012-2013 school year, but those changes will eliminate teacher jobs.

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Free Back to School Shots

Posted: 07/14/2011 - The Bay County Health Department will conduct a FREE Back to School Shot Program.

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Two Northwest Florida teachers honored as finalists at the Macy's 2012 Teacher of the Year gala

Posted: 07/08/2011 - Panama City - A Broward County high school music teacher is the 2012 Macy's/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year. But Alvin Davis wasn't the only teacher honored Thursday, two of Northwest Florida's finest were among the finalists. More than 180,000 teachers work to educate our children in the state of Florida. Five were in the running for the state's top educator and 2 of those finalists are from right here in the panhandle.

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Bright Futures Changing this Fall

Updated: 06/14/2011 - New and returning Bright Futures college students will be required to fill out a federal financial aid form for the first time to receive the merit based scholarship. The form may be the first step in what could be a major change for Bright Futures.

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Fla. universities eyeing 7 percent tuition increase

Updated: 06/14/2011 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Trustees at six of Florida's 11 state universities have unanimously agreed to raise tuition by 7 percent. That's on top of an 8 percent increase ordered by the Legislature for the next academic year.

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FCAT Score Released - Okaloosa Tops The State

Updated: 06/06/2011 - FCAT scores in math and reading were released earlier Monday and the kids with the best scores live in Okaloosa County. District administrators there praise passionate teachers and a system of pairing talented educators with struggling students.

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Margaret K. Lewis and Chautauqua Graduations

Updated: 05/21/2011 - Two special graduation ceremonies took place Friday in Panama City for students of two Bay County schools that teach students with disabilities.

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Rutherford Graduation

Posted: 05/20/2011 - Another class of Bay District Schools' seniors has graduated.

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