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Rymfire Elementary’s Kate Sturman and District’s Ariana Perez Get Top School Honors

| January 12, 2018

Rymfire Elementary School Teacher Kate Sturman was named Flagler County Schools’ Teacher of the Year, Ariana Perez was named District Employee of the Year.

Virginia-Based Hoax Threat to “MHS” Unrelated to Matanzas High School

| January 8, 2018

A Snapchat threat to a school in Virginia with the same acronym as Matanzas High School in Palm Coast drew many calls to the sheriff’s office Sunday.

74% Success Rate of FPC’s IB Class of 2017 Tops World Average as School Honors Graduates in Ceremony

| January 2, 2018

Flagler Palm Coast High School’s International Baccalaureate Class of 2017 had the highest success rate in the program’s history, barring a much smaller inaugural class.

FPC Marks Football Team’s Perfect Season, a Superior Band for 15 Years, and a 14-Year-Old Champion

| December 19, 2017

The Flagler County School Board meeting Tuesday turned into an evening of celebrations of historic achievements for so many that the meeting had to be moved to the Flagler Auditorium.

District Picks 100 Parents to Pilot App That Monitors and Controls Their Child’s Computer

| December 19, 2017

Through a free app called Mosyle, parents will have the ability to control and lock down their child’s school issued device, with all parents given access by next fall.

A Fifth of Old Kings Elementary Students Absent as School Grapples With Outbreak

| December 18, 2017

54 students were sent home Friday and at least 35 were sent home today after developing flu-like symptoms, but the outbreak appears limited to Old Kings Elementary.

FPC’s Dancers, Singers and Artists Bring Talents and Christmas Cheer to Assisted Living Residents

| December 2, 2017

The residents of Brookdale, an assisted living community in Palm Coast, were treated to a spectacular holiday show on November 29 by students from Flagler Palm Coast High School.

Florida Voters May Get Chance to Lift Ban On Tax Subsidies to Religious Schools

| December 1, 2017

A ban on state support for religious groups would be removed from the Florida Constitution under a proposal approved Wednesday by a Constitution Revision Commission panel.

Flagler Education Foundation’s Connect Bus Showcases School District’s Tech Evolution

| November 29, 2017

The Connect Bus, which just scored a $15,000 donation from Ameris Bank, is appearing more and more around town, a school district showcase of evolving classroom technology.

Threat of Violence at FPC, Mirroring Pranks Elsewhere, Prompts Heightened Cop Presence

| November 17, 2017

The threat of violence in a boys’ bathroom told students not to show up today at FPC. It is similar to threats made at schools elsewhere on social media.

A Pair of Fights At Matanzas High School Spill Over Into B Section, Implicating Several Teen Girls

| November 16, 2017

Battery charges were forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office against several Matanzas High girls following a series of fights that stretched over several days and locations.

School Taxes Would Rise To Pay For Per-Student Increase, But Formula Could Further Hurt Flagler

| November 16, 2017

Flagler is the 6th-highest taxed district in the state, by legislative formula, yet gets back the 65th lowest dollars per student. A governor proposal to increase education funding could make that worse for the district.

Indian Trails’ Katherine Crooke Replaces Ben Osypian as Principal at Old Kings Elementary

| November 15, 2017

Katherine Crooke, assistant principal at Indian Trails Middle School, will replace Ben Osypian as principal at Old Kings Elementary on Nov. 27.

Matanzas High Student Fabricates Gun Incident, But School’s “Security Status” Was Not Changed

| November 9, 2017

A Matanzas High School student’s fabrication of a gun sighting on campus around noon today led to a localized lockdown in the school’s parking lot, car searches and a lot of police activity on campus.

How 2nd Grader at Old Kings Got Whole School District and 2 Other Counties To Go Green

| November 1, 2017

Students boycotted the use of plastic trays on the way to convincing the administration to adopt more eco-friendly, biodegradable paperboard lunch trays that don’t harm oceans, as plastics do.

Sheriff Staly and Superintendent Tager Involved in Minor 3-Vehicle Crash

| October 27, 2017

Superintendent Jim Tager rear-ended a pick-up truck that rear-ended the sheriff’s SUV when a driver in front of the sheriff abruptly stopped through a green light, causing the wreck.

Old Kings Principal Ben Osypian and Indian Trails Assistant Principal Katherine Cooke Named Year’s Tops

| October 26, 2017

Osypian is the 2017-18 Flagler Schools Principal of the Year and Katherine Crooke of Indian Trails Middle School is Assistant Principal of the Year. Both are now eligible for state honors.

Florida State Colleges Seeking Restoration of $30 Million Cut To Address “Employment Gap”

| October 23, 2017

The money would help hire more faculty, provide more counseling services and create more programs aimed at closing the “employment gap” in high-demand jobs.

Hot Wheels Hadeed: In “Permission To Screw Up,” A Cheerful, Nimble Corrective To Millennial Stereotypes

| October 22, 2017

FPC Graduate Kristen Hadeed’s first book traces the stumbles of her 10-year journey as CEO of Student Maid, a cleaning company in Gainesville, with wit and counter-intuitive insights: a review.

FPC Grad, CEO and Author Kristen Hadeed Interviewed By Megyn Kelly On Today

| October 20, 2017

Kristen Hadeed, a 2006 FPC graduate, was interviewed this morning on Megyn Kelly Today about her first book: “Permission To Screw Up.”

An Aryan Ass Vomits At UF

| October 19, 2017

Protesting honors the flag, so does taking a knee during the anthem, but so does letting an idiotic white bigot have his 90 minutes on a stage at UF. Freedom of thought can take it.

Students Shout Down Richard Spencer’s “White Country” Speech at UF

| October 19, 2017

Hundreds stood in protest on a barricaded street where law enforcement from throughout the state stood watch, on the road, on roofs, in nearby woods, in helicopters and through drones.

Us? “Hateful?” White Nationalists Deny Charge as Richard Spencer Readies UF Appearance

| October 18, 2017

At the Charlottesville rally, Spencer supporters carried torches and chanted “Jews will not replace us” before a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters, killing Heather Heyer.

Scott Declares State of Emergency in Alachua as White Supremacist Prepares to Speak at UF

| October 16, 2017

Sheriff Sadie Darnell sought the emergency declaration “more so of being able to get the resources needed to prepare, rather than a sense of alarm regarding the protest.”

Florida Opens Its Schools to Puerto Rican Students; Irma Death Toll in State at 69

| October 8, 2017

Florida is waiving rules and regulations to let public schools and higher-education institutions admit students from Puerto Rico on an emergency basis.

Sewer Water Bubbling Out At Bus Stops Alarming Parents and School District

| October 6, 2017

Palm Coast and school district officials are attempting to get a handle on street locations overcome with sewer water, to caution parents and children, as yet more rain may swell the system.

White Supremacist Scheduled for UF Speech On Oct. 19, Costing University $500,000

| October 6, 2017

University President Kent Fuchs initially balked at a proposal for Spencer, a lightning-rod figure, to speak on campus in September. The threat of a federal lawsuit forced him to reverse course.

Daytona State College Hosts 2nd Annual Homecoming 5K Walk/Run Oct. 21

| October 3, 2017

The campus 5K welcomes everyone to come out and kick off the weekend with an active venture around the Daytona Beach Campus.

Historically Low School Tax Will Diminish Effects of Tax Increases in Palm Coast and County

| September 25, 2017

Even though county government, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell are all increasing taxes, homeowners’ bills will not see a steep increase thanks to a lower school tax.

How Florida’s Failing Charter Schools Exploit Voucher Program To Stay Alive on Public Dime

| September 24, 2017

Charter schools that fail two years in a row should close by law. Instead, they reopen as private schools and use publicly funded vouchers to keep operating, with the state’s blessing.

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