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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

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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