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A controversial measure is currently working through the Florida state legislature, proposing a significant expansion of school vouchers statewide. A school voucher is a long-debated program which … more
PALM COAST – Matanzas High School in north Palm Coast was the subject of a bomb threat Wednesday morning according to a statement from the Flagler school district. The release states a call was … more
TALLAHASSEE - Governor Ron DeSantis has expanded upon his reasoning for rejecting a high school course on African American Studies. According to the Governor, an examination of the advanced placement … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Former Flagler Schools Superintendent Jacob Oliva has been selected as the next Secretary of Education for the state of Arkansas in a decision process that was completed … more
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Bethune-Cookman University is set to receive a sizeable cash donation thanks to the generosity of one NBA Hall of Famer. Charles Barkley will be contributing $1 million to B-CU … more
PALM COAST, Fla. - A sixth grader at Indian Trails Middle School, listed as twelve years old, has been arrested by the Flagler County Sheriff's Office after threatening to carry out a shooting, the … more
Volusia Schools Superintendent Carmen Balgobin announced on Sunday that classes would resume on Wednesday, October 5th. It represents one of the most significant steps to returning to normal … more
DELAND, Fla. - Volusia County's Stetson University was ranked the fourth best regional university in the south by U.S. News & World Report. The publication's 2023 report places Stetson the second … more
  BUNNELL, Fla. – Tuesday evening’s Flagler School Board meeting gathered with one topic in mind perhaps more than any other. Board member Jill Woolbright, who is up for … more
A teacher in Pensacola has resigned after he says a school district employee removed photos of historic Black American figures from a bulletin board in his classroom. more
The City of Deltona is hosting a back-to-school safety fair this coming Sunday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am! The event will take place at The Center in Deltona (1640 Dr. MLK Blvd), and will provide … more
The Florida Department of Education is telling public school statewide to ignore federal discrimination protections of transgender students. Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. sent out the memo, … more
DAYTONA BEACH - Dr. Larry Petker, a chiropractor in Ormond Beach, has made a $25,000 scholarship with the Daytona State College Foundation in memory of his late wife, Sandi. An announcement from DSC … more
Monday marks the start of a sales tax holiday on back to school items that continues through August 7th. Parents and guardians can use this opportunity to shop for all the essentials their kids will … more
The Flagler County School Board has approved a new, revised dress code ahead of the 2022/23 school year. The item was passed at Tuesday night's business meeting with a 4-1 vote; Chair Trevor Tucker … more
A handful of new and big endorsements in Flagler and Volusia County School Board elections came in over the last few days. Governor Ron DeSantis gave his stamp of approval to incumbents Jill … more
Volusia County schools are short 365 teacher positions, according to the teachers union president. The causes of the alarming shortage were mostly said to be stress from COVID-19 and unappealing … more
BUNNELL – Mark McNeill, the former Flagler County school bus driver who was arrested in February for allegedly drunk-driving on the job, admitted Monday to showing up to court drunk once … more
The Flagler school district on Friday announced two new principals for the 2022/23 school year: Bobby Bossardet for Flagler Palm Coast High School and Paul Peacock for Wadsworth Elementary. It … more
Two weeks after a deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, reignited debates about gun violence and securing schools, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday that will require mental-health “crisis intervention” training for on-campus officers. more
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