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Waller Elementary Cultivates Young Leaders with "A Leader in Me"

Posted: 09/10/2012 - A Bay County elementary school is using Title One funding to implement a program called "A Leader In Me." They are creating a culture of leadership that teachers and administrators hope will lead to higher student achievement.

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Local Summer Drama Camps Gaining Popularity

Updated: 07/13/2012 - Panama City - Sports camps are a favorite summer activity for thousands of kids across Northwest Florida, now drama camps are gaining popularity locally. Two dozen elementary and middle school students are busy putting the finishing touches on their presentation of "The Little Mermaid Jr."

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"Klothes for Kids" Begins On-Site Registration

Updated: 07/10/2012 - Panama City - School doesn't start for another several weeks, but a Panama City Rescue Mission program that helps students in need get ready for the new year is already busy getting families signed up. New this year, "Klothes for Kids" is doing on-site registration at places like Girls Inc. and the Boys and Girls Club. That makes it even easier for families to get the help they need.

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Many Athletic Injuries in Children are Preventable

Updated: 06/29/2012 - Panama City - An estimated 30 million young Americans are participating in organized sports. While that's great news in the fight against childhood obesity, it also means more athletic injuries. The US Centers for Disease Control say more than 3.5 million kids under 14 were treated for a sports injury last year. So what can you do to help protect your child from an athletic injury? Turns out, quite a bit. According to the CDC, more than half of all children's athletic injuries are preventable.

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FSU Trustees Approve 4 Year Academic Plan for Panama City Campus

Updated: 06/09/2012 - Florida State University’s Board of Trustees approved a proposal on Friday, allowing its Panama City campus to offer a limited range of general education and lower-level courses focused on upper-level majors, which will allow freshmen admission beginning fall 2013.

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FAMU Board Votes No Confidence

Posted: 06/07/2012 - Florida A & M Universities Board of Trustee’s, by an eight to four vote, said they have no confidence in the School’s President. The vote is a message to the President that he could be fired soon if problems aren’t solved quickly.

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Bay Disctrict Schools Host FCAT Chats for Concerned Parents

Posted: 06/06/2012 - Bay county parents will have a chance to get answers to their questions about the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT. Bay District School officials are holding two of what they're calling FCAT chats.

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Local Female Pilots to Fly in Air Race Classic to Raise Money for New Aviation Exhibit

Updated: 05/28/2012 - Panama City - Three local female pilots are making final preparations for what could be one of the greatest adventures of their lives. They are participating in a cross country air race that Amelia Earhart made famous decades ago. But it's not just a sense of accomplishment they're after, the trio is trying to encourage other women, young and old, to pursue the pilot's seat.

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Retiring Rutherford English Teacher Wins Golden Apple Award

Updated: 05/18/2012 - This week's Golden Apple award winner teaches English to 9th and 10th graders at Rutherford High School, but not for much longer. Joy Simonson is retiring in June after touching the lives of thousands of students over 44 years.

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Bay Haven Charter Academy Math Teacher Wins Golden Apple

Updated: 05/12/2012 - This week's Golden Apple award winner is Joy Sammons, she teaches middle school math at Bay Haven Charter Academy in Lynn Haven. Those who know her say her influence reaches outside the classroom as well.

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Social Media in the Classroom

Posted: 04/18/2012 - DeFuniak Springs- Most every school kid uses social media but many school districts are still struggling with how to use social media sites in the classroom.

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FSU, UF Push Scott to Remove Tuition Hike Limits

Updated: 04/12/2012 - Representatives of the University of Florida and Florida State University are lobbying Gov. Rick Scott to give them permission to raise tuition by more than 15 percent a year.

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Mosley Math Teacher Wins Golden Apple Award

Updated: 03/29/2012 - Panama City - This week's Golden Apple winner is a math teacher at Mosley High School. Students say Mrs. Biddle makes even the most challenging class worth looking forward to. Helping her students learn to love math is Mrs. Biddle's mission.

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Mosley Senior Named 2012 Air Force Child of the Year

Posted: 03/30/2012 - Panama City - A Mosley High School student is being honored nationally as the 2012 Air Force Child of the Year. Chelsea Rutherford, 17, is a senior who is known for her kind spirit and quick smile. We caught up with Chelsea while she was being honored during Mosley's school announcements this week.

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Empty Bowl Fundraiser to Benefit Chataqua Adult Program and Hiland Park United Methodist Shelter

Posted: 03/26/2012 - Panama City - Eighteen different Bay County schools and organizations are participating in this year's Empty Bowl fundraiser on Tuesday, April 3rd to raise awareness about hunger in our community. Ceramic bowls crafted by hundreds of students will be sold to raise money for two different Bay County organizations. One, a homeless shelter for women and children. The other, the Chataqua Learn and Serve Charter School Adult Program, which receives no funding beyond grants and donations.

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