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Singing Its Signal Achievements, Flagler Education Foundation Celebrates 20 Years

| October 23, 2010

The gala dinner at the Hammock Dunes Club drew a sold-out audience of 175, and was highlighted by testimonials about the foundation’s works and rousing performances by Amy Fulmer’s Formality Ensemble.

24 Roses in Red, White and Black for Ray Boylan, Mentor Beyond Call and Color

| September 4, 2010

Ray Boylan, who died on Aug. 26 at age 76, was a hero of the Flagler school district’s African American Mentor Program, and its only white mentor. His widow Gail was honored Saturday.

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.

Stetson University and Flagler College Rank Well, Florida Does Not in Higher Ed Survey

| August 17, 2010

Regional successes aside, Florida’s flagship universities did poorly when ranked against other national public and private universities.

School Tax Rising for Second Year, Compensating for Crashing Property Values

| July 20, 2010

The tax rate remains a third below where it stood in the mid-1990s, even though property values have fallen by a third just in the past three years.

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.

Class-Size Limits: How Flagler Schools Are Scrambling to Fit in Costly Strait-Jacket

| June 3, 2010

The Flagler school district will spend upwards of $600,000 (to start) to comply with constitutionally required class-size reductions that have no appreciable effect on quality education.

3rd Grade FCAT Scores Well Above State Average; 11% Fail; Charter School Lags

| May 27, 2010

The district’s overall score dropped 3 points in reading and improved one point in math. Heritage Academy is a drag.

Table: Complete 2010 FCAT Scores By School, Flagler 3rd Graders

| May 27, 2010

School-by-school achievements in math and reading by proficiency level, including 2009 comparisons.

The Uses of Poetry

| April 30, 2010

Reading poetry, Dave Riegel argues in his latest column, has a practical value in the board room, on the campaign trail, in advertising, and anywhere popular art is consumed.

Students Fail. Cut Teachers’ Pay. Seriously?

| April 19, 2010

The thinking behind Senate Bill 6 is rooted in the idea that teachers cause students’ success or failure. That’s wrong, argues Dave Riegel, a high school principal.

Crist Vetoes Senate Bill 6

| April 15, 2010

Teachers are celebrating, but by vetoing SB6, Charlie Crist sent a message to Marco Rubio that the race for US Senate will be played out in the general election.

Delbrugge on SB6: “Mean-Spirited” and Half-Baked Legislation

| April 14, 2010

The Flagler school superintendent deconstructs the demerits of a proposed law that would, he says, be bad for students and districts alike.

Flagler Teachers Tell Crist: Veto “Horrific” SB6

| April 14, 2010

Some 200 Flagler County teachers, supporters and children thronged a 150-yard stretch of sidewalk in the heart of Palm Coast Wednesday afternoon to protest Senate Bill 6 and demand that Gov. Charlie Crist veto it.

Conklin to Crist: Children Are More Than Test Scores

| April 11, 2010

Flagler School Board member Colleen Conklin urges Gov. Charlie Crist to veto Senate Bill 6, which she terms “political” and “inappropriate” for children’s education.

Stolz to Crist: I Am Tired of Teachers

| April 11, 2010

Peter Stolz, a former teacher from Palm Coast, urges Gov. Charlie Crist to sign Senate Bill 6 into law.

James Baldwin: A Talk to Teachers

| April 11, 2010

James Baldwin’s “A Talk to Teachers” from 1963 is an apt counterpoint to Florida lawmakers’ attempt, in 2010, to demolish public school teachers and replace the profession with Darwinian hostility.

Delbrugge To Resign and Head for Mideast

| February 11, 2010

Flagler County School Superintendent Bill Delbrugge announced on Feb. 11 his resignation and intention to lead a school district in the Middle East.

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