Charter schools are one option in the growing "school choice" movement. Funded by taxpayer money, these schools are growing nationally, though some states have yet to pass related laws. Find out what sets them apart from traditional public and private schools.
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Larissa Bennett, the counselor at Mills Elementary School in Bradenton, has been named the Counselor of the Year by the Florida School Counselor Association. Students and others celebrated the award at the school on Oct. 31, 2017.
The Manatee County School District purchased six VGo robotic devices earlier this year for about $5,000 each. The robots are a way to connect hospitalized or homebound students straight into their classroom.
Vets2Chefs trains military veterans how to become chefs. The program, run out of the University of South Florida's Culinary Innovation Laboratory, aims to help veterans struggling to acclimate to the civilian lifestyle.
Community Christian School second grader Jeffrey Holz was surprised with tickets to Legoland and a bevy of Lego swag Tuesday, as officials from the toy company recognized the 8 year old for his generosity.
There are lots of jobs available in the plumbing field and not a lot of qualified applicants. MTC is trying to enroll students in programs where there are lots of jobs available. Though the class can have as many as 20 students, only 6 are currently enrolled in that program. Instructor John Kenney talks about the field and opportunities.