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FSA Troubles Lead to Calls for Less Testing

Updated: 8:20 AM - From one end of the state to the other, schools experienced trouble logging in to the first ever computer-based standardized test. The troubles come as lawmakers are poised to consider reducing the amount of testing in Florida and are fueling the calls for less testing.

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Some Bay District Students Struggle With First Set of FSA's

Updated: 03/02/2015 - Florida public school teachers have spent months teaching a strict new set of standards. And students are finally seeing those standards in action during the writing exam of the Florida Standards Assessments.

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Special Report: Bay District Officials React to Newpoint Funding Concerns

Posted: 02/25/2015 - Superintendent Bill Husfelt recommended shutting down Bay County's operation in 2013. Less than two years later, Husfelt recommended the board approve Newpoint's request to add an elementary school and alternative high school. NewsChannel 7 spoke with the superintendent and school board members to ask them why they changed their minds.

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CHELCO Scholarship Program

Posted: 02/11/2015 - CHELCO, a local non-profit electric distribution cooperative, is giving back to the community with a new scholarship opportunity.

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West Bay Elementary to Re-open to Alleviate Beach Overcrowding

Updated: 02/10/2015 - After sitting empty for nearly six years, Bay County's West Bay Elementary School will once again house hundreds of students next school year. The decision is the school board's short-term solution for overcrowding in beach schools.

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Lynn d'Albertis Named Bay District Mentor of the Year

Updated: 01/28/2015 - Positive role models can make all the difference in a child's life. And as part of National Mentoring Month, the Bay Education Foundation and the Bay District School Board named Lynn d'Albertis as Mentor of the Year Tuesday.

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Bay Elementary PTA Shut Down By State

Posted: 01/28/2015 - The State PTA shut down the Parent Teacher Association at Bay Elementary School in Santa Rosa Beach Tuesday night. Several issues led to the shut down, and now the former PTA president is speaking out.

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New Testing Concerns

Posted: 01/07/2015 - Testing or over testing in the state has many parents, teachers, and lawmakers concerned. In the digital learning age, some legislators are calling for a slow down, and a return to the old ways.

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