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Area schools grapple with vaping rise

Melbourne High School Principal Chad Kirk sat in a meeting with 20 student leaders from his school a

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Less than third of eligible students on board with bus program

Less than one third of the students estimated to be eligible for a new magnet and choice school busi

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School rezoning eliminates zig-zag commute

The School Board voted unanimously last week to rezone the west end of Poinsettia Drive in Indian Ha

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Rezoning of dead-end street means school change for kids

A tiny dead-end street in Indian Harbour Beach is being rezoned from Hoover Middle School to DeLaura

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Teachers at impasse on salary talks

The Brevard Federation of Teachers has officially declared an impasse with the school district in co

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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