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WELCOME BACK To Our “SUPERHERO” Teachers!

WELCOME BACK To Our “SUPERHERO” Teachers!

New Best & Brightest promotes teachers to be hired based on youth SAT/ACT grades

New Best & Brightest promotes teachers to be hired based on youth SAT/ACT grades The Best & Brightest Teacher Bonus program has been controversial from the moment it was rolled out.  Proponents claim the program is to help attract and retain highly qualified teachers in Florida.  To qualify for the bonus a teacher must have […]

VAM Alternative option presented to CCSB

VAM Alternative option presented to CCSB Kennedy: it is a more common-sense solution to a senseless law On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 during our Special School Board Meeting, Director of Research and Accountability, Amy Crowell presented an alternative option to the State of Florida’s Value added Model (VAM) for the teachers’ evaluation process in Citrus […]

Teacher: Public Schools Matter

Teacher: Public Schools Matter I encourage you to read this excellent editorial by Citrus County teacher Donald Whitaker that runs in Saturday’s Citrus Chronicle. Except from the editorial: “Teachers strive to be the shining light down the future’s uncertain path, yet we cannot do this alone. We need parents to support us and our discipline […]

Back to school TAX FREE

Back to school TAX FREE August 4th-6th, start planning your purchases now! Florida’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will be August 4th-6th, 2017. The Sun Sentinel reports that Floridians will save an estimated $33.4 million in taxes during the three-day shopping extravaganza.  

LifeSouth: ‘emergency’ need for donations

LifeSouth: ‘emergency’ need for donations LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is facing an emergency need for all blood types and encourages the community to donate. Summer is historically a slow time for blood donations due to travel and school breaks, while the need to help patients in local hospitals remains constant. This summer continues to be […]