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  1. Orange schools recognized for environmentally friendly practicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | Sentinel School Zone

    Orange County Public Schools was one of 15 school districts to receive a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon award Friday. The Florida Department of Education nominated the district, according to a press release from Orange schools.

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  2. BETA Center to merge to save its missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Orlando's BETA Center - the 44-year-old haven for pregnant teens, teen moms and their babies - has won an 11th-hour reprieve from closing its door by merging with a larger nonprofit that will take over most of its programs, officials said Friday. "I had been looking for a miracle and a hero, and I found one in UCP of Central Florida," said Barbara Wetzler, BETA's interim president and CEO, who had announced just over a week ago that the agency would have to close for financial reasons.

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  3. Orange superintendent joins national group of school leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Jenkins has been named a member of Chiefs for Change, a national advocacy organization. Chiefs for Change priorities include facilitating peer-to-peer advising for state and district school leaders, building a pipeline of diverse school chiefs and evaluating and implementing innovative policies and practices, according to the group's website.

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  4. Orange school employee punished for social media posts wins job backRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 | The Orlando Sentinel

    An Orange school employee will get her old job back following an arbitration award that said the district violated her contract An Orange County school employee who said she was transferred to a less desirable position because of her Facebook posts will get her old job back after an arbitrator determined the posts were protected by the First Amendment and the district violated her contract in removing her. Speech-language pathologist Wendi Lowrey's supervisors decided to move her from Avalon Elementary in east Orange County in August 2014 at her principal's request.

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  5. Orange students will be able to take more college-level tech coursesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Or ange County students will have more opportunities to take college-level technical courses on their high school campuses, Orange County School Distict officials announced. Or ange County students will have more opportunities to take college-level technical courses on their high school campuses, Orange County School Distict officials announced.

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  6. Racial-equality journey continues: LettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2016 | The Orlando Sentinel

    President Barack Obama speaks about race relations while flanked by Rep. John Lewis, senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and Rev. Al Sharpton, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on February 18, 2016.

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  7. Orange teachers' state evaluation outrageous: My WordRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2016 | The Orlando Sentinel

    The state recently released the evaluation scores for all Florida school districts and schools. As the union co-chair of the Bargaining Team and Evaluation Committee, I was outraged to see that Orange County Public Schools received the lowest percentage of highly effective teachers for any large district, and the fewest number of highly effective teachers for any district in Central Florida.

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  8. Orange County joins group of districts promoting "green" schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2016 | Sentinel School Zone

    Orange County Public Schools is going "green," by joining a new group that's intended to encourage environmentally friendly schools and policies. Orange and 20 other districts have started the Green Schools Alliance District Collaborative, which will allow them to share best practices, leverage their combined purchasing power and influence policy decisions, according to a press release from the district.

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  9. Orange names School Support Person of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | Sentinel School Zone

    Maria Spegal, left, is Orange's School Support Person of the Year. She is pictured with the district's other finalists: Sonya Sexton, a clerk at Conway Middle School; Meltonia Presley, a paraprofessional at Pineloch Elementary; Kimberly Richardson, a secretary at Winter Park Ninth Grade Center; and Michael Stringer-Bratton, a permanent substitute at Wolf Lake Middle.

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  10. For kids' sake, start Orange schools laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2016 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Students who attend Odyssey Middle school board their bus Monday, August 18, 2008 at their bus stop in the Andover lake subdivision. Orange County Public Schools switched the start times of middle and high schools to save millions of dollars in gas for school buses.

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  11. Orange schools to pay $12,500 over robocallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Jurors in Bucks, Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties are all able to give their stipends to charity, raising tens of thousands of dollars in the process. Lehigh County plans to start a program by the summer.

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  12. Gifted students could soon have their own schools in OrangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2016 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Orange County Public Schools is at the early stages of developing two magnet schools specifically designed for gifted elementary and middle school students. Orange County Public Schools is at the early stages of developing two magnet schools specifically designed for gifted elementary and middle school students.

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  13. Lawsuit over Orange schools robocalls dismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Palm Bay woman who complained she'd received about 100 robocalls in four months from Orange County Public Schools. Erlinda Kells doesn't have children in the public school system, yet she received frequent calls alerting her to matters ranging from lockdowns to fundraisers, according to her suit.

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  14. Orange schools, other districts, received threatening emailRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Like other large districts in the U.S., Orange schools received a threatening email Thursday morning. Classes are continuing as normal.

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  15. Rice recalled at Orange schools after student finds worm in mealRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Rice has been recalled at Orange County Public Schools after a Killarney Elementary student found a dead mealworm in his or her lunch on Tuesday. As a result, the district contacted the vendor and recalled rice at schools accross the county, according to a message from Killarney Principal Kelly Steinke.

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  16. Rice recalled at Orange schools after student finds worm in mealRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | Sentinel School Zone

    Rice has been recalled at Orange County Public Schools after a Killarney Elementary student found a dead mealworm in his or her lunch on Tuesday. As a result, the district contacted the vendor and recalled rice at schools accross the county, according to a message from Killarney Principal Kelly Steinke.

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  17. Orange County Public Schools recognized for environmental practicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2015 | Sentinel School Zone

    Orange County Public Schools has been recognized by a statewide group for promiting environmental sustainability, including switching to bio-diesel fuels, building schools to green standards and reducing the district's carbon footprint through recycling and reducing energy use. The Florida Green School Network awarded the "silver level district" designation to Orange on Nov. 16 at the organization's annual conference in Boynton Beach, according to a press release from the school district.

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  18. Schools, county debate campus sizesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Facing a denser population and the need for more than a dozen new campuses over the next five years, Orange County Public Schools pleaded with county leaders Tuesday to allow schools to be built on smaller lots. County officials will have a hearing about the issue, Mayor Teresa Jacobs said, but she didn't set a date.

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  19. Orange and Osceola school employees receive statewide awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2015 | Sentinel School Zone

    Four school employees in Orange and Osceola counties were recognized recently by the Florida Music Educators Association for their contributions to school music programs. Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Jenkins was named the organization's superintendent of the year.

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  20. Orange school board approves 3 charter schools, rejects 2 othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2015 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Orange County Public Schools rejected a pair of applications from a charter school governing organization that sought to open new campuses in a fast-growing part of east Orange. The rejection of the applications, board members said, resulted from concerns about an F-rated Orange school operated by the same governing organization.

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