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Jan Wesner Childs

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Teachers fuming as recommended pay hike rejected

Heartbreaking. Embarrassing. Despicable. Those are just some of the words from teachers, parents

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Magistrate sides with teachers on salary demands

After a long stalemate in negotiations, punctuated by teacher protests, a magistrate has ruled that

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School’s mentor program paying quick dividends

When Hoover Middle School’s principal asked teachers last year to meet with small groups of studen

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Sea Park turns 60: Elementary school is model of resiliency

In 1959, Satellite Beach wasn’t much more than a strip of sand with about 800 residents. The to

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Mediator hears Brevard teacher pay dispute

The Brevard teachers union and district officials sat down with a mediator last week to try to hamme

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Lessons learned by school officials in wake of February security ‘scare’

School officials walked away from a February security scare at beachside schools with a renewed appr

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Beachside blitzed by hailstorm

With fences down and damage to vehicles, homes, roofs and pool enclosures, it might feel like hurric

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Some points OK’d, but teacher salary impasse remains

The Brevard Federation of Teachers and the school district have agreed to several contract changes f

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Mars stars: Student teams impress with Red Planet ‘missions’

Imagine a group of researchers living in a 12-room biodome on Mars. Their base is constructed in a l

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School ‘threat’ kept scores of students home

The Feb. 13 security scare at beachside schools prompted scores of concerned parents to keep their c

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‘Enough is enough’: Teachers rise up in pay protest

From waitressing to home health aide, these are the side jobs many veteran Brevard public school tea

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At 3 schools, a scare, but no actual threat

The alleged social media “threat” that caused beefed-up police presence at three beachside schoo