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School Board vows to tackle teacher raises

Tina Descovich has been tapped to lead the School Board of Brevard County as the panel welcomes two

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Brevard Schools rev up driver’s ed

Local high school students are once again getting the chance to get behind the wheel during driver

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EcoSchool explores new approach to learning

At the Verdi EcoSchool, digging for worms is a math lesson. Growing plants teaches entrepreneursh

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Planned Viera middle school 5 years away

The School Board is moving forward with plans to build a new middle school in Viera, but the facilit

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SCHOOLS’ ONLINE GRADEBOOK IS A GO

Brevard Public Schools’ new online gradebook, called FOCUS, is up and running, and the district is

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Hurricane helpers: ‘We have each other’s backs’

Volunteers at Patrick Air Force Base are loading up some 5,000 pounds of supplies to send to their b

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School library transforms into high-tech haven

Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy has joined the trend of schools both locally and nationally convertin

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New Middle school eyed in Viera as community to add 6,000 homes

The School Board has asked for an expedited report on plans to build more elementary schools and a m

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School’s flex schedule hits home with parents

Like many harried parents, Keturah Hughes was looking for a way to slow down the hectic cycle of sch

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USS Indiana will be feted at Canaveral

The USS Indiana, a nuclear powered-attack submarine, will be commissioned in a special ceremony Sept

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Students flourish in Satellite High’s super science lab

A poster hangs on the wall of the Satellite High School science lab, featuring a former student’s

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School Board joins chorus calling for groundwater testing

The School Board has joined the list of local government organizations asking the state to regulate