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In Orange County Public Schools, over 1,400 students are absent and unaccounted for

From Staff Reports The Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) is the ninth-largest district in the United States and the fourth largest in Florida. It serves more than 206,000 students at 202 schools. …
State cannot enforce its mandate against school mask mandates
Judge Cooper’s ruling follows an Aug. 24-27 trial stemming from a May lawsuit filed by parents from seven counties alleging Governor DeSantis’ order unconstitutionally bars school boards from …
Could your students use $2,000 for hands-on learning? SJRWMD’s Blue School Grant Program Sept. deadline
Grants may be awarded in three areas: freshwater resources field study, water conserving landscape projects or water conservation community/school awareness campaigns From St. Johns River Water …
Second Harvest Food Bank calls Central Floridians to action: Sign petition; urge Florida to take $820M federal assistance to feed children in need
2 million low income children at risk of food insecurity as Florida is poised to pass up millions in federal food assistance From Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida The state of …

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Unmasking the 'invisible injury': Knowing concussion signs saves lives
After a fall or hit to the head, even if you're not sure a concussion happened, youth athletes should not return to their game until they've been evaluated by a medical professional From …
Studies show an association between school backpack use and back pain among children; prevention tips
One published literature review concluded that a student's backpack should have a maximum weight of no more than 10-15% of the student's body weight From AdventHealth Our children's safety is …
How parents can help kids deal with back-to-school anxiety
Here are steps parents can take to help reduce their kids’ back-to-school anxiety and encourage a better start to the fall term.
I Know Nothing
Faith & Inspiration By Rodney McFadden, Senior Religion Teacher at Forest Lake Academy The rain beat against the window in the dark hospital room. My wife, hours before, had just delivered little …
Orange Co. reports COVID positivity rate tripled past 3 weeks; Mayor Demings strongly recommends mask wearing indoors
Emergency rental assistance is still available to residents who are behind in rent due to the pandemic. Eligible residents may receive help to pay 12 months of past due rent and 1 month of future …
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7 Ways You Can Support Your Child When They Move to University
Whether you’re preparing them to go away to university or they’ve just started, there are many ways you can support your child and make sure they feel ready to take on this exciting new chapter. 
5 Things to Know About DACA
The following is more information about this policy and its implications, which is often hotly debated in public policy. 
How Can We Support Our Children To Success?
A college degree is one type of education. But there is a lot more parents and teachers can do to help the children of today become successful tomorrow. 
Educational Options for Your Child
While once it was simply a matter of enrolling kids in the local school or perhaps choosing between public and private, the choices have expanded far beyond that.