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.
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.
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.
Regional successes aside, Florida’s flagship universities did poorly when ranked against other national public and private universities.
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 schools are not in the same league as traditional public schools. Their standards are lower. The burden is on charters to prove their worth.
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.
The district’s overall score dropped 3 points in reading and improved one point in math. Heritage Academy is a drag.
School-by-school achievements in math and reading by proficiency level, including 2009 comparisons.
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.