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Victoria Elizabeth Aparicio
Miss Junior Flagler County Contestant (2012)

| June 16, 2012

Victoria Elizabeth Aparicio is a Miss Junior Flagler County contestant in the 12 to 15 year old category of the 2012 Miss Flagler County Pageant.

Alexa Rose Gonzalez
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2012)

| June 16, 2012

Alexa Rose Gonzalez is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 5 to 7 year old category of the 2012 Flagler County Pageant.

With Few Flagler Exceptions, Reading, Math and Science FCAT Scores Drop for Most Schools

| June 5, 2012

As reading and math scores improved statewide in most grades, despite tougher standards, Flagler County students lost ground over last year’s results, and struggled to keep up with state averages.

Flagler Third Graders Rank 19th in Reading, 23rd in Math, in Latest FCAT Batch

| May 24, 2012

Out of 988 students who took the test in Flagler County, 130, or 13 percent, scored only a 1 on a scale of 5, and will be held back, absent improvements in summer reading school, which the district offers free.

Flagler’s FCAT Writing Scores Collapse, a Reflection of Florida’s Tougher Standards

| May 18, 2012

As expected, Flagler County’s writing scores for 4th, 8th and 10th graders, released today, fell precipitously as the state imposed a new writing standard and a new passing grade, but itself failed to convey those standards clearly to teachers and principals ahead of time.

Dear Mrs. Nahirny: Tales From the “Don’t Quit” File on Teacher Appreciation Week

| May 6, 2012

Every year during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11), Matanzas’s Jo Ann Nahirny has her English students write thank you cards to teachers, and receives a few herself, which she’s always kept in what she calls her “don’t quit” file. She opens it up.

Flagler Schools Will Start Earlier, On Aug. 16, End June 8, As District Sets 2012-13 Calendar

| February 8, 2012

Thanksgiving will still be a full week off, but Christmas break will entail two broken weeks at either ends, so students can come back on Jan. 2 and have more time to prepare for the new FCAT: end-of-course exams. Printable calendar included.

Bill Requiring Property Tax Revenue to Pay For Charter School Construction Advances

| February 7, 2012

Supporters say the measure creates more parity between charter schools and other public schools. Opponents slammed the measure as corporate welfare that would provide tax dollars to the private operators of charter schools — despite the fact that supporters of charter legislation said years ago that they would not ask for capital outlay dollars.

Mediocre Results for Flagler Schools, Worse for Its Charters, in Controversial State Rankings

| January 31, 2012

School-by-school rankings follow last week’s district rankings. Belle Terre Elementary and Indian Trails Middle ranked best, but still barely in the top quartile, while Flagler’s three charter schools scraped the bottom, in contrast with several top-performing charters elsewhere in the state.

Invoking Migration to Charters, A Split Flagler School Board Favors Move Toward Uniforms

| October 18, 2011

Reacting in part to a pronounced migration of students to charter schools in the county–and in part to its own leanings–the Flagler school board Tuesday agreed to solicit parental input in preparation for a uniform policy.

School Construction Money Slashed By $267 Million; Charters and Universities Affected

| October 4, 2011

Traditional public schools in Flagler County no longer receive Public Education Capital Outlay dollars, which now go to charter schools, including Imagine School at Town Center. Imagine is again applying for PECO dollars.

Flagler Schools’ Enrollment Is Flat Overall But Showing Strong Migration to Charters

| August 22, 2011

On the first day of school in Flagler, every elementary school but one lost students, all three charter schools gained, and problems were limited to several overcrowded buses and enormous car lines at Imagine and Belle Terre.

Flagler School District Maintains A for 4th Year in a Row As Elementaries Shine

| June 30, 2011

The A rating was powered by substantial improvements at Rymfire Elementary and other schools maintaining their high achievements. Charter schools didn’t do as well.

Ciara Glover
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 24, 2011

Ciara Glover is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 5 to 7 year old category of the 2011 Flagler County Pageant.

Gianna Bennici
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 24, 2011

Gianna Bennici is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 5 to 7 year old category of the 2011 Flagler County Pageant.

Gianna Mauro
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 24, 2011

Gianna Mauro is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 5 to 7 year old category of the 2011 Flagler County Pageant.

Lexi Taylor Wright
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 24, 2011

Lexi Taylor Wright is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 5 to 7 year old category of the 2011 Flagler County Pageant.

Widespread Declines in 3rd Grade FCAT, With 2 Exceptions–Rymfire and Imagine

| May 27, 2011

The declines in passing rates in the regular schools were slight but consistent, and more dramatic at two charter schools. Also, 107 of the 990 students tested failed, jeopardizing promotion to 4th grade pending summer school results.

FCAT Writing Results Are In: Big, and In Some Cases “Abnormal” Improvements

| May 4, 2011

Almost every school’s 4th, 8th and 10th graders improved in Flagler County, some dramatically so. State improvements were also unusually steep. It’s not clear why, though the district is welcoming the results.

As the School District Agonizes Over Cuts, Imagine Prepares to Almost Double in Size

| March 28, 2011

Imagine School at Town Center is expanding to accommodate 910 students even as the rest of the district’s enrollment stalls and its budgets are being slashed. A video report of Imagine’s expansion plans.

Decaffeinate This: Imagine’s Ivana Moore Repeats as District Spelling Bee Champion

| February 4, 2011

Eighteen champion spellers from eight Flagler County Schools battled over 48 words at the annual spelling been competition, with Ivana Moore, Sandra Defalco and Olivia Taylor taking first, second and third place.

Social Profile for for Flagler County and Palm Coast, 2009 Census Bureau’s Community Survey

| September 29, 2010

Detailed, charted table of the Census Bureau’s social profile (marriages, divorces, origins) data for Flagler County and Palm Coast, 2009 American Community Survey.

School’s Back. So Are Walking Children in a Town Short of Sidewalks. Watch Where You Drive.

| August 23, 2010

Two years ago, 270 children younger than 14 were killed while walking by a road. School’s resumption calls for care, especially in Palm Coast, where sidewalks are lacking.

The Live Q&A: School Board Candidates In Their Own Words (and Occasional Evasions)

| August 22, 2010

The FlaglerLive Q&A was designed to draw candidates away from campaign generalities and cliches and to compel clearly stated positions on a dozen relevant issues.

Bill Delbrugge in Egypt: Beyond the Camel, A Discovery of Challenges and Serenity

| August 21, 2010

In his first interview since leaving Flagler County in July, former Superintendent Bill Delbrugge describes his new old world in Egypt–the challenges, the revelations, the peace of it all.

Flagler District Scores an A for 3rd Year in a Row as 3 Schools Maintain A, 3 Drop Back

| August 6, 2010

Belle Terre Elementary, Buddy Taylor and Indian Trails middle repeat their A rating. High School scores will be released in late fall.

Charter School Failure: Why Imagine and Heritage Weren’t Included in FCAT Tallies

| July 1, 2010

Charter schools are not in the same league as traditional public schools. Their standards are lower. The burden is on charters to prove their worth.

Flagler Schools’ FCAT Reading Scores Disappoint, Math Scores a Plus

| June 29, 2010

Every grade but the 6th and 9th posted declines in reading. The district did better in math, either improving or holding steady in all grades except the 5th.

Susanna van de Graaf
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2010)

| June 15, 2010

Susanna van de Graaf is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 8 to 11 year old category of the 2010 Flagler County Pageant.

Victoria Elizabeth Aparicio
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2010)

| June 15, 2010

Victoria Elizabeth Aparicio is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 8 to 11 year old category of the 2010 Flagler County Pageant.

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