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December 8, 2005
Sanford Middle and Lake Mary High School Teachers Selected as 2005 Presidential Award State Finalists
Did your teacher ever take you to a theme park or use a model of a rollercoaster to teach physics concepts in class, allow you to learn fractions and angles by building a gingerbread house, or measure force and motion on the basketball court? Highly qualified science and mathematics teachers bring these types of lessons to life for their students. ...continued>>

December 1, 2005
Walt Disney World Awards $252,500 to Outstanding Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, and Seminole County Teachers and Schools During Annual Teacherrific Awards

November 29, 2005
Cypress Elementary School in Osceola County Accepted as Member of Successful Practices Network
Cypress Elementary School in Osceola County has been accepted for membership in a national network of K-12 schools committed to school improvement and high academic achievement for all students. ...continued>>

November 18, 2005
Superintendent Blocker to Address International Audience on Educating Diverse Populations
The Organization of Latin American States has invited Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Ronald Blocker to speak about the successful methods used by Orange County to teach diverse populations at the organization's "Monographic Week of Education" in Madrid, Spain, November 21-25. ...continued>>

October 31, 2005
NASA Partners With Sanford School
Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School for Math, Science and Technology has been named a 2005 NASA Explorer School. A kick-off to announce the partnership is scheduled for November 4, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. ...continued>>

October 21, 2005
Principal Jacqueline Byrd Awarded $10,000 2005 Leonard Miller Principal Leadership Award Winner
Jacqueline Byrd, Principal of Reynolds Elementary, Duval County, has won the statewide, $10,000 Leonard Miller Principal Leadership Award, 2004-2005, sponsored by the Council for Educational Change, Florida's Educational Think Tank. ...continued>>

October 19, 2005
Volusia Schools Collect Over $117,000 for Katrina Relief Effort
Reaching out to all students, parents and staff members, Volusia County Schools collected over $117,000 for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort. ...continued>>

October 17, 2005
Gulf Breeze Students to Help Storm Victims
What started as a class room project has grown into a 34 page book. Written and illustrated by Shelly Mann's fourth graders of Gulf Breeze Elementary School in Santa Rosa County. ...continued>>

October 14, 2005
Poinciana High School in Osceola County Accepted as Member of Successful Practices Network
Poinciana High School in Osceola County has been accepted for membership in a national network of K-12 schools committed to school improvement and high academic achievement for all students. ...continued>>

October 12, 2005
Teacher Wins $20,000 Technology Grant
Tina Sines, a fifth-grade teacher at Ross E. Jeffries Elementary, was recently awarded a Samsung's Hope for Education technology package worth $20,000. ...continued>>

September 29, 2005
Palm Lake Elementary Selected as No Child Left Behind
— Blue Ribbon School

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Margaret Spellings recently announced that Palm Lake Elementary School was selected as a 2005 No Child Left Behind — Blue Ribbon School. ...continued>>

September 8, 2005
Kissimmee Educator Wins National Award for Innovative Teaching
Daniella Hickling, a teacher at New Dimensions High School in Osceola County, was recently recognized as one of the nation's most innovative educators in the 2005 ING Unsung Heroes awards program. ...continued>>

September 6, 2005
National Tutor of the Year
Maria Gertrudis Batista, a paraeducator at Eloise's Snively Elementary, was named National Tutor of the Year by the National Tutoring Association at a conference held in Chicago. ...continued>>

August 31, 2005
US News & World Report Ranks New College #3 Among Public Liberal Arts Colleges
U.S. News & World Report named New College of Florida the country's #3 ranked public liberal arts college in its annual publication, America's Best Colleges. ...continued>>

August 29, 2005
Kissimmee Educator Wins National Award for Innovative Teaching
Daniella Hickling, a teacher at New Dimensions High School in Osceola County, was recently recognized as one of the nation's most innovative educators in the 2005 ING Unsung Heroes awards program. ...continued>>

August 9, 2005
Horizon Middle Students Place Second in Nation in Technology Competition
Sixteen Horizon Middle School Technology Student Association (TSA) members competed in the 27th National TSA Conference and Competitions in Chicago, Illinois, on June 28th - July 2, 2005. ...continued>>

July 19, 2005
Outstanding Student Meets Governor
Governor Jeb Bush today met a fourth grader from rural north-central Florida who scored in the top five percent of all Florida fourth graders on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. ...continued>>

April 18, 2005
Not Taking a Break From Art
Ben Rupp's passion has always been art. Someday, he hopes to be a graphic designer with his own business, preferably in Florida. ...continued>>

April 11, 2005
Student Lets His Art Speak for Him
Like many artists, past and present, André Jones lets his art speak for him; he is a young man of few words. ...continued>>

April 4, 2005
A College Dream
Ryan Panco graduated from Seminole High School last year hoping to go to a college where he could continue to study art. Unfortunately, his hope is still a dream. ...continued>>

March 07, 2005
WCI Teaches "Green" and Gains Education Honors
Sarasota County Schools and PALS Partners in Education recently honored WCI Communities with one of its "Outstanding Corporate Partner in Education" awards. ...continued>>

March 01, 2005
First "A" for Avon Elementary
Avon Elementary School is a place students are proud to attend. There are many positive aspects about this school. It is filled with hard working professionals willing to work as a team and students eager to learn. ...continued>>

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