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Fine Arts Museum Bringing Students, Ancient Worlds Together

It’s just a few dozen yards from the charter buses to the stately columns of the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts entrance. Dozens of energetic 12- and 13-year-olds jump off the bus after a 25-minute ride from their Clearwater’s Oak Grove Middle School. Volunteer docents scramble to sort out small groups by color, and […]

Opting Out Of FCAT Can Have Consequences

Monday we told you about activists who are educating parents about what their options are when it comes to FCAT exams. While state law doesn’t allow parents to withhold their children from the exam, the law does outline alternatives to required tests. But opting out might still come with some consequences. A parent forwarded us […]

After FCAT Testing Comes Field Trips

Editor’s note: This post was written by WLRN reporter Anthony Cave. The FCAT testing season is over. And students say schools are rounding out the school year with a little fun. Spencer Semon, an eighth-grader at North Miami Middle school says, “all we have is field trips left and that’s about it.” Semon and almost […]

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