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At Prine Elementary in Manatee County, JerryAnn Craft focuses on tech, so teachers can focus on teaching

At Prine Elementary in Manatee County, JerryAnn Craft focuses on tech, so teachers can focus on teaching

When a piece of technology at Prine Elementary School is broken or on the fritz, JerryAnn Craft knows she's the first line of defense. As the technology teacher assistant and lab manager at the school, Craft can help teachers with almost anything, from a broken bulb in a projector to a forgotten password for the email system.

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16 Manatee schools earn final 'A' grades from state

Overall, the district received a B from the state, up from a C last year. Sixteen schools in Manatee County were deemed A schools, 13 were graded as B schools, 11 were rated C schools, 11 were D schools and eight were rated failing schools. Two schools Sea Breeze Elementary School and Oasis Middle School, a charter were still rated incomplete by the state on Friday.

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