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Schools impose pact rejected by teachers union

The fight over teacher pay for the 2018-2019 school year is officially over. The Brevard School B

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‘Stuff the bus’! Mall helps steer needed supplies to Brevard schools

Too early to think about back-to-school supplies? Not for the staff at Melbourne Square Mall, who

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Board OK’s $1,100 pay raise but teachers far from satisfied

The Brevard County School Board voted 4-1 Monday to approve a teacher raise of up to $1,100 retroact

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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