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Shakespeare comes to life for elementary students thanks to teacher’s innovative PowerUP Jax project

A teacher’s vision come to life through a PowerUP Jax grant. Priscilla Hardage, a fourth grade teacher at Chimney Lakes Elementary School, was awarded one of the competitive grants funded by Community First Credit Union. She used the grant money to purchase playbooks of Romeo and Juliet, a Midsummer Night’s Dream, and several others. In her application she wrote, “What better way to spark and stimulate the imaginative creativity of students than introducing them to the literary genius of Shakespeare?”

Jason Fischer resigns from school board to run for state house

undefinedDistrict 7 School Board Member Jason Fischer resigned from the board on June 19 as he prepares for a run for the District 16 state house seat.

Fischer had previously announced he would not be seeking re-election to the school board and filed to run for the state house election some months ago. He resigned this week in accordance with the state’s “Resign to Run” law.

ESEA, NCLB, ESSA, and YOU: What do they stand for, what do you stand for?

New education policy is coming to Florida and YOU should have a say in how it impacts our schools! The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is beginning the process of determining how the  Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which will replace the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), should take form in Florida policy. The FDOE is holding an online public input session on Monday, June 20 where you will have the opportunity to make your voice heard and contribute to decisions about Florida’s education system! Read on to get informed about the laws, the public input sessions, and the changes you might suggest.