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Bill Corkran, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 30, 2012

Bill Corkran is one of four candidates in two races for Flagler County School Board in the Aug. 14 primary election, which will decide the winners: all Flagler voters, regardless of party affiliation and address, may cast a ballot in these races.

Sue Dickinson, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 30, 2012

Sue Dickinson is one of four candidates in two races for Flagler County School Board in the Aug. 14 primary election, which will decide the winners: all Flagler voters, regardless of party affiliation and address, may cast a ballot in these races.

Colleen Conklin, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 30, 2012

Colleen Conklin is one of four candidates in two races for Flagler County School Board in the Aug. 14 primary election, which will decide the winners: all Flagler voters, regardless of party affiliation and address, may cast a ballot in these races.

Deborah Laury, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 30, 2012

Deborah Laury is one of four candidates in two races for Flagler County School Board in the Aug. 14 primary election, which will decide the winners: all Flagler voters, regardless of party affiliation and address, may cast a ballot in these races.

Bucking State Trend, Flagler School Grades Stay Strong, But So Does Criticism

| July 11, 2012

All but one Flagler County public or charter school scored an A or a B. The exception was Palm Harbor Academy, a charter, which scored an F. The state’s teachers union cautioned against making much of the results absent a more reliable testing system.

Nicole Swanson
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2012)

| June 16, 2012

Nicole Swanson is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 8 to 11 year old category of the 2012 Flagler County Pageant.

Melissa Swanson
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2012)

| June 16, 2012

Melissa Swanson is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 8 to 11 year old category of the 2012 Flagler County Pageant.

Gwen Vargas
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2012)

| June 16, 2012

Gwen Vargas is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 5 to 7 year old category of the 2012 Flagler County Pageant.

Chloe Skoglund
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2012)

| June 16, 2012

Chloe Skoglund is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 5 to 7 year old category of the 2012 Flagler County Pageant.

Carly Hyers
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2012)

| June 16, 2012

Carly Hyers is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 5 to 7 year old category of the 2012 Flagler County Pageant.

Flagler School District Won’t Lift Facebook Ban, But Cracks Are Beginning to Appear

| June 13, 2012

Facebook is blocked on Flagler County school district networks, though students and faculty access it anyway by bypassing the network on phones, and the district, which prides itself on technology uses, is considering lifting the ban during after-school activities.

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.

FCAT 2.0: Computer Snags in Flagler Schools Compound Students’ and Teachers’ Anxieties

| April 18, 2012

FCAT testing began this week, and with a dozen tests administered by computer only, to save money, teachers in several Flagler schools are reporting students being arbitrarily logged off, losing work and time and worsening already stressful conditions.

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.

In Quiet Coda to Controversy, School Board Unanimously Approves Uniform Policy Details

| February 7, 2012

The new uniform policy makes broad allowances for color, types of clothing and shoes, but makes the wearing of IDs compulsory in all middle and high schools. The policy goes in effect next fall.

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.

Flip-Flops OK, Tuck-In Not Required: District’s Uniform Policy Will Be Relatively Permissive

| January 25, 2012

The Flagler school board met this morning to iron out the wording of its new “uniform dress code” policy, which merely tightens existing standards rather than imposes a rigid uniform standard.

Full Text of Proposed Uniform Policy for Flagler County Schools

| January 25, 2012

The full text of the proposed “uniform dress code” policy the Flagler County School board agreed to on Jan. 25, and is scheduled to vote on adopting, at its Jan. 31 meeting.

Flagler School Board Adopts Uniforms on 3-2 Vote But Only Vaguely Defines What It Means

| January 17, 2012

The Flagler County School Board’s 3-2 decision to institute uniforms in all schools Tuesday evening was only vaguely defined beyond what may be only a somewhat more stringent dress code than the one in effect now.

Bad Boy Wrestling Club: An Ancient Sport Underhooks Flagler’s Youngest

| October 2, 2011

A video report on the fledgling Flagler Bad Boy Wrestling Club, now in its second year, with a presence in all the county’s elementary schools.

Do Flagler School Administrators Making $97,000 a Year Need A Raise? They Say Yes.

| July 19, 2011

Some 25 Flagler school administrators make between $80,000 and $105,000 a year. They’re saying they were disrespected when denied a 2 percent raise. The school board is reconsidering.

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.

Lily Ann Alford
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 25, 2011

Lily Anne Alford is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 8 to 11 year old category of the 2011 Flagler County Pageant.

Jillian Hooper
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 25, 2011

Jillian Hooper is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 8 to 11 year old category of the 2011 Flagler County Pageant.

Kianna Leigh Edwards
Miss Junior Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 25, 2011

Kianna Edwards is a Miss Junior Flagler County contestant in the 12 to 15 year old category of the 2011 Miss Flagler County Pageant.

Samantha Ford
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 24, 2011

Samantha Ford is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 8 to 11 year old category of the 2011 Flagler County Pageant.

Kaitlyn Dimpflmaier
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 24, 2011

Kaitlyn Dimpflmaier is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 8 to 11 year old category of the 2011 Flagler County Pageant.

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