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Kendall Rose Morgan
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2012)

| June 16, 2012

Kendall Rose Morgan is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 8 to 11 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.

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.

Destiny Cole
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 24, 2011

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

Jordan Hope Collier
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 24, 2011

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

FCAT Scores: Rymfire Elementary School

| June 7, 2011

FCAT Scores, passing rates and historical data for Rymfire Elementary School, including 2011.

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.

Middle School Day Will End at 1:40pm as District’s New Bell Schedules Toll Backlash

| May 3, 2011

Elementary start and end times change only a little, but high school students will start at 8 a.m. and finish at 2 p.m., and middle school students will start at 7:40 a.m. The shorted school day is designed to save money.

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.

Christina Connors, 2011 Employee of the Year: Rymfire Elementary

| January 13, 2011

Christina Connors, 2011 Employee of the Year: Rymfire Elementary

Heather Doutrick, 2011 Teacher of the Year: Rymfire Elementary School

| January 13, 2011

Heather Doutrick, 2011 Teacher of the Year: Rymfire Elementary School

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.

For First Time in Memory, Flagler School Enrollment Stalls; No Budget Cuts Foreseen Yet

| August 31, 2010

The 240 additional students the Flagler school district expected this fall haven’t materialized, resulting in a projected loss of $1.62 million in state funding.

Rymfire Elem. on Brief Lock-Down As Cops Chase Burglary Suspect Near Ralph Carter Park

| August 27, 2010

Jeremiah Harris, a 20-year-old resident of Bunnell, led deputies on a chase Friday morning following a suspected burglary in the R section.

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.

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