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Middle School Aims to Recruit More Students

Posted: 02/18/2011 - Panama City - The first school choice deadline is approaching, and one local school is making a push to attract students. Jinks Middle School held a recruitment event Thursday called "Jinks Extravaganza" .

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Golden Apple Award winner calls teaching the "thrill of his life"

Posted: 02/11/2011 - Panama City - This week's Golden Apple Award-winning teacher chose teaching as his second career. After just a few months on the job Bob Oglesby's students recognized he is something special. The former owner of a mortgage company, Mr. Oglesby now teaches science at Bay Haven Charter Academy, and he doesn't do it quietly.

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Teacher arrested at Bozeman School

Posted: 02/04/2011 - Southport - Bay County Sheriff's Investigators arrested two students and one faculty member at Deane Bozeman School Thursday morning on drug related charges

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School Support Awards

Posted: 01/21/2011 - When you think of schools, you usually think of teachers and principals. But they'll be the first to tell you they couldn't do their jobs, without the help of the school's other employees.

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Enrollment Up For Spring 2011 At Florida State University Panama City

Posted: 01/14/2011 - Panama City, FL – Final enrollment for the spring 2011 semester at The Florida State University Panama City was confirmed on January 13, 2011. The total spring 2011 headcount is 1,150 as compared to 1,065 for spring 2010. The total headcount increase is 8.0% when compared to headcount for the spring 2010 semester.

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School board meets for first time since shooting

Posted: 01/12/2011 - Panama City-- Security was tight Tuesday as Bay County school board members met for the first time since last month's shooting incident. Board members say they were anxious to get back to work. But some were still a bit apprehensive, despite the added security.

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Holmes District Schools face largest fine for not meeting state class size requirements

Posted: 01/07/2011 - Holmes County - The state handed down fines to school districts, not meeting new class size limits. The stiffest fine goes to Holmes County, more than $51,000. Other districts include Franklin County for $41,000 and tiny Liberty County $29,000. The smallest fine goes to Washington County at only $1,300. Bay, Jackson, and Okaloosa were not fined.

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Rutherford teacher wins Golden Apple Award

Posted: 12/23/2010 - Panama City - This week's Golden Apple Award winner is an English teacher in Rutherford High School's Communication-Technology Academy.

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Public hearing will be held to discuss Surfside Middle School renovation plan

Posted: 12/20/2010 - Panama City Beach-- A big item on last Tuesday’s school board agenda was the renovation and relocation plan for Surfside Middle School students. That discussion was halted by the shooting. But Monday, Superintendent Husfelt and Board Member, Steve Moss, explained a committee has come up with a recommendation.

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Local High School Named Top in the State for the Second Time

Posted: 12/14/2010 - Niceville- The state released the latest FCAT scores for high schools last week and the top school in the state is located here in the Panhandle. In fact it’s the second time Northwest Florida State College's Collegiate High School has earned the top ranking in its 10-year history. It’s something staff and students are taking great pride in.

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Block Tuition on the Way for UF

Updated: 12/10/2010 - The University of Florida took steps Friday to change the way students pay for their education. UF is moving to block tuition, charging students by the semester instead of the credit hour.

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Golden Apple award-winning teacher nears 30 years of teaching

Updated: 12/10/2010 - Ponce de Leon - This week's Golden Apple award-winning teacher has been teaching reading and literature at Ponce de Leon High School for almost 3 decades. She was inspired to teach by her high school English teacher many years ago. What makes this story even more special, Ms. Ingrid Gillman was nominated by her high school English teacher's daughter, who today, is a teacher herself.

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Vernon and Chipley High School Improve Full Letter Grade

Posted: 12/08/2010 - Chipley - Washington County Administrators are celebrating a successful report card. Both Chipley and Vernon High School improved a full letter grade based on a new set of calculations from the state.

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State releases individual high school grades

Posted: 12/08/2010 - The grades are in for Florida’s public high schools. the state released the grades today, almost six months late because of a new grading method. This is the first year the grades were not based solely on FCAT scores.

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Golden Apple award winning teacher found calling "late in life"

Updated: 12/03/2010 - Panama City - This week's Golden Apple award-winning teacher is teaches 2nd grade at Oakland Terrace Elementary in Panama City. Mrs. Deborah Carey-Burkett says she discovered teaching was her calling after working for years as the director of a domestic violence program. It was while she was teaching probation classes years ago that her students told her she had a gift.

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Class Size Amendment Progress Report

Updated: 12/01/2010 - The Florida Department of Education has notified all of the state's school districts on their progress in meeting the class size amendment. Overall, the news is good for district in our area.

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Golden Apple award winner inspires students to follow in her footsteps

Posted: 11/19/2010 - Panama City Beach - The student who nominated this week's Golden Apple award winner says this teacher has inspired her to become an educator herself one day. Alison Moreira is a 5th grade teacher at Breakfast Point Academy on Panama City Beach.

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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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