Education

History comes alive for students

February 12, 2017 - 09:48
The defection of Soviet ballet dancers to the United States in the 1960’s was the theme of Hailey André’s project, a student at Springstead High School. She won second place in her division and will be advancing to the state competition.

From famous people like Teddy Roosevelt to ordinary individuals like Philip Johnston; from well-known historical events such as the Salem Witch Trials to obscure incidents such as the desegregation of public schools in Clinton, Tennessee – Hernando county middle and high school students showed off their knowledge and creativity at the annual History Fair.

School Board goes with teacher supported "Calendar B"

February 11, 2017 - 14:17

(STAFF)

At the School Board meeting on January 24th, the School Board approved calendar B for the 2017-2018 school year. Calendar option B received overwhelming support from instructional staff and took 49% of the vote on a survey administered to instructional, non-instructional and administrative staff. Teachers were in favor of a Monday start date as opposed to the Thursday start date of calendar options A and C.

Principal Frana paints rosy picture of Moton Elementary

February 11, 2017 - 10:33

Robert Stein, Special to Hernando Sun

After months of finger pointing and name calling adults concerned about the future of Moton elementary school may have reason to believe that at least the shoving of people under the bus maybe at an end. Bus drivers should be very relieved. The school year got off to a very rocky start with the resignation of the newly hired principal 3 weeks into the start of the school year.

Spring Hill Elementary celebrates literacy

February 08, 2017 - 11:16

photography by Sarah Nachin

Students pet Tebow the dog, main character of Tebow Tails

An active yet entranced group of kindergarteners listened attentively as author Tracey Sullivan read to them from her picture book, Tebow Tails, Caspar’s Conquest. This fun activity was part of Spring Hill Elementary School’s Celebrate Literacy Week. It was hard to tell if the children were more excited about hearing the story or getting to meet Tebow, a Flashy Fawn Boxer, the main character of her story.

COURT QUESTIONS STUDENT 'OPT OUT' ARGUMENTS

February 07, 2017 - 16:57

By BRANDON LARRABEE
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 7, 2017......... An appeals court sounded skeptical Tuesday of a Leon County judge's ruling that the state and the Hernando County School Board erred in their approach to students who "opted out" of a state standardized test.

During arguments, at least two members of a three judge-panel at the 1st District Court of Appeal seemed to disagree, at times sharply, with Circuit Judge Karen Gievers' decision to order Hernando County to offer an alternative route for students to qualify for the fourth grade.

Safe Routes to School and Quality Drive Sidewalks

January 26, 2017 - 15:53

Local Agency Program (LAP) agreements were approved between the Florida DOT and Hernando County to pay for updated sidewalks under the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. Under the agreement, Assistant County Administrator Brian Malmberg stated the DOT will reimburse the County for costs of the design, up to the maximum amount approved for each of the two projects.

Remembering Hernando County Educator Cynthia Moore

January 20, 2017 - 19:25

On January 7, 2017 Hernando County lost an educator who devoted her life to the students she served. Over Cynthia Moore’s 40 years of service to Hernando County Schools, she taught 5th grade, was the President of the Hernando County Teacher’s Association (HCTA) for two terms, and was a member of FEA-Retired. She served one term as an elected official on the Hernando School Board. Cynthia volunteered at Brooksville Elementary School and often gave to families in need. She was also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority for 42 years.

SENATE LOOKS TO REDUCE SCHOOL TESTING

January 11, 2017 - 18:22

By BRANDON LARRABEE
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 11, 2017.......... The chairman of the Senate's education budget-writing panel said Wednesday that the Senate will likely consider legislation this year that would roll back standardized testing in public schools.

Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, told reporters after a hearing on state tests that "you can reasonably expect" a bill dealing with assessments to be heard by the Senate.

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