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FSU Will Move Statue of Slaveholder and Seek to Scrub Segregationist’s Name From Law School Building

| July 17, 2018

The statue of Francis Eppes, a grandson of Thomas Jefferson and a former mayor of Tallahassee, has been up only since 2002. FSU President John Thrasher will seek to have the name of segregationist B.K. Roberts removed from the law school building.

Three of Florida’s State University Presidents Earned More Than $1 Million Last Year

| July 16, 2018

Three state university presidents in Florida earned more than $1 million in pay and other compensation during the 2016-2017 academic year.

School Massacre Commission Told Emergency Communications Problems Are Not Restricted To Broward

| July 11, 2018

Emergency calls from Parkland are shepherded by two separate communication centers, depending on whether the caller uses a cell phone or landline.

In Letter to 3,600 Students Who Did Not Return, Daytona State Offers 25% Off Tuition

| July 10, 2018

Daytona State wrote 3,600 students dating back to 2013 who did not complete their degrees, offering a one-time incentive valued at 25 percent off the cost of in-state tuition for Fall 2018 Semester.

Union-Busting Bill Draws Lawsuit from Florida Education Association and Teachers

| July 3, 2018

Florida teachers and unions filed a lawsuit Monday challenging the constitutionality of a new law that requires local unions to represent 50 percent or more of instructional personnel.

Flagler School District Scores a B For 7th Year In a Row, Ranks 32nd Out of 67

| June 27, 2018

Only Indian Trails Middle School scored an A while Old Kings and Rymfire elementaries dropped a grade. Other schools maintained last year’s grades.

Andy Dance Re-Elected To Flagler School Board Without Opposition; Others Must Slog It Out

| June 22, 2018

Andy Dance was re-elected to a fourth term. A school board and a Palm Coast council race will be decided in August, others won’t be decided until November.

School Board Rejects $2.5 Million Bid For Palm Coast Parkway Property It Bought For $3.5 Million

| June 22, 2018

The $2.5 million offer was $500,000 higher than the best appraisal of the property. The board split 2-2 on the offer from Michael Collard Properties, who’d offered $1.8 million last year.

Palm Harbor Charter School Will Shut Down Oct. 31 From Chronically Poor Performance

| June 19, 2018

The Palm Coast charter school becomes the third in six years to shut its doors. Irregularities and poor student performance led the district to pressure Palm Harbor to close.

Flagler College Ranked in Top Five of ‘Best Beach Colleges’

| June 16, 2018

Flagler College recently ranked fourth in ‘25 Best Beach Colleges’ list from College Consensus. The list recognized colleges for effectively using their unique coastal locations as an educational engagement tool. Drawing from college review sources such as U.S. News reports and Center for World University Rankings, as well as from student reviews, College Consensus said […]

For Flagler Students, Slight Declines In English and Math Mask Stronger Gains in the Details

| June 15, 2018

When broken out, the declines tend to be more isolated than systemic, and despite the declines, the district remains above the state average in both English and math.

Flagler Schools’ Problem Solvers Claim Two 1st Places Among 6 Trophies at International Competition

| June 11, 2018

Katia Martynuk of FPC and Michael Mwaura of Indian Trails took first place as Flagler’s students from the two schools also claimed one second-place and three third-place finishes.

School Massacre Commission Hears Troubling Account Of Ineffective Database and Information-Sharing

| June 11, 2018

Panelists on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission discussed shortcomings in a database designed to capture information about troubled students.

Flagler’s and DSC’s Education Chiefs Talk Bunkers, Breweries, Graduation and Jobs

| May 31, 2018

Superintendent Jim Tager, Flagler Technical Institute Director Renee Stauffacher, and Daytona State College President Tom LoBasso were the featured speakers an education breakfast.

Court Largely Sides With Florida State In Weapons Dispute With Florida Carry

| May 29, 2018

An appeals court Friday backed Florida State University in much of a legal battle with a gun-rights group about weapons on campus, though the case goes back to circuit court.

Daytona State Students Will See No Tuition Increase in 2018-19, Some Adjustments to Fees

| May 25, 2018

For the 2018-2019 academic year that begins in August, Daytona State College once again plans to hold the line on tuition, with a zero-tuition increase for its 27,000 students.

Incident on Brewster Lane Triggers Chase of 2 Suspicious Individuals By Air and Ground

| May 23, 2018

A possible burglary on Brewster Lane early this afternoon triggered a search of two young individuals by ground and air, and the delay of the release of walking students from Indian Trails Middle School.

Teens-In-Flight Marks 10 Years, New Home and Expanded Mission at Flagler Airport

| May 22, 2018

Teens-In-Flight, the 10-year-old non-profit that gives children of fallen soldiers a path to flying, marked the opening of its new home at Flagler Airport this afternoon.

Adding To Recent Woes, Embry-Riddle Training Plane Loses a Door Over Flagler

| May 22, 2018

A Diamond DA-42, a twin-engine plane manufactured in 2016, was flying over the south end of the county when it lost the door in a near-repeat of a 2013 incident.

Rymfire Elementary Student Sets Fire to Paper Dispenser, Triggering Sprinklers Evacuation

| May 18, 2018

Sprinklers triggered by the fire caused more of a disruption than the fire itself, but most activities and normal dismissal were not affected.

Flagler School Board Unanimously Approves 13 Deputies in Schools, Ending Tiff With Sheriff

| May 15, 2018

The $1.8 million agreement almost splits costs between the sheriff and the school board and doubles the number of deputies in schools in the first post-Parkland massacre contract.

Flagler Beach Cool To Contributing Money, Palm Coast-Style, For Schools’ Resource Deputies

| May 14, 2018

Palm Coast pays for an extra school resource deputy to defray the school board’s and sheriff’s costs, but Flagler Beach is reluctant to do likewise for now.

School Board May Revoke Palm Harbor Academy’s Charter as Serious Irregularities Surface

| May 14, 2018

Palm Coast’s Palm Harbor Academy, one of two charter schools in Flagler, has struggled for most of its existence, and is accused of shifting students to a “private school” so they can avoid being tested.

Flagler Palm Coast High Thespians Go Big With ‘Little Mermaid’ and Again Raise Bar
For Local Musicals

| May 9, 2018

The $18,000 production of FPC “Little Mermaid” is, Like Matanzas’s “Sherk” last month, giving Flagler audiences a new look at high school musicals that have little to differentiate them from professional productions.

Advice for High School Graduates: Learn a Trade

| May 4, 2018

The shameful practice of tracking poor students into blue-collar jobs contrasts with millions of rewarding, high-paying trade jobs sitting empty.

Compromise Over School Deputies in Flagler, But Look Beyond False Security of “Hardening”

| May 3, 2018

There’s an effective way to end the stalemate between the Flagler Sheriff and the school board over deputies in schools without breaking the bank or compromising security.

Rift Widens Between Sheriff and School Board Over Deputies’ Cost For Flagler Schools

| May 1, 2018

At least an $88,000 rift divides Flagler’s sheriff from the school board as they negotiate to have deputies at every school come August. The divide may be larger when mental health money is included.

School District Seeks to Reassure Flagler Parents Disaffected Over Reorganization Involving 1,900 Special Education Students

| April 25, 2018

The Flagler school district is cutting in half its so-called “staffing specialists,” or advocates for special education students, but says the change is for the better. Parents disagree.

With “Shrek The Musical,” Matanzas High School Mega-Production Aims To Make Everyone a Believer

| April 24, 2018

“Shrek the Musical” at Matanzas’s Pirate Theatre Wednesday through Saturday is a huge, roaring production involving a cast and crew of 90, with a 20-piece live orchestra.

With Social Media Surveillance, Flagler School District Is Breaching Community Trust

| April 22, 2018

With its contract with Social Sentinel, a social media snooping company, the Flagler school district is going into the secretive surveillance business for a much heavier cost than advertised.

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