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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 …
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.

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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 …
Forest Lake Academy summer sports camps building skills and character
Forest Lake Academy hosts three CO-ED summer sports camps - basketball, soccer, and volleyball - open to all student-athletes in the community By Ava Niemeyer, Interning Correspondent for The Apopka …
Parents and teachers: Know the warning signs of student mental health concerns, from a student's perspective
With the stress of homework, final exams, and the pressure of ensuring a successful future, student life can be a breeding ground for mental health issues.
Wekiva HS culinary students cook for Apopka's first responders
From Staff Reports and the Orange County Public School Newsroom During this month's three week-long MustangChef Summer Camp at the Magnet Academy of Culinary Arts at Wekiva High School, 27 …
The Innovation Lab at Apopka school propels students into the future
By Ava Niemeyer, Interning Correspondent with The Apopka Voice The education system in the United States hasn't changed much in the last century. The current form is an Industrial Age creation which …
Here’s what I tell teachers about how to teach young students about slavery
Focus on Education By Raphael E. Rogers, Associate Professor of Practice, Clark University Nervous. Concerned. Worried. Wary. Unprepared. This is how middle and high school teachers have told me they …
DeSantis signs transgender athlete ban, says Florida will 'stand strong' against backlash
National Collegiate Athletic Association in April said it will consider pulling events from states that pass transgender athlete bans By John Haughey | The Center Square Florida became the …
Proposed Florida rule bans ‘indoctrinating’ students by teaching ‘critical race theory’
Critical race theory surmises that racism is embedded within American society and institutions By John Haughey | The Center Square The State Board of Education (BOE) on June 10 will ponder a …
SJRWMD's offers $20k in grants for school water projects; accepting applications June 1–Sept. 10
Now entering the sixth year of its Blue School Grant Program, the St. Johns River Water Management District (the District) anticipates offering up to $20,000 in grants for education projects that …
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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.
Reasons Why Your Child Should Take the CAT4 Exam
The exam can help educators provide the best possible instruction for students who have the potential to make significant contributions to society.