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Category Archives: Education

It Is Time to Put Florida’s Students First

WASHINGTON, DC—With back-to-school season in full swing, Florida remains the sole state without a federally-approved education plan. UnidosUS (formerly NCLR), along with a coalition of civil rights organizations and its local Affiliates, have repeatedly expressed concern at the failure of Florida’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan to comply with federal law. The plan fails…

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The Network for Public Education Action endorses Johanna López for Orange County School Board

Orlando, FL — The Network for Public Education (NPE) Action, the national political arm of the pro-public education grassroots organization Network for Public Education, has endorsed Colonial High School Teacher Johanna López in her bid to represent District 2 on the Orange County School Board. In a press release announcement, NPE Action states, “The Network for Public Education…

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Crayola Launches “Thank A Teacher” Contest, Encouraging Families to Create Thank-You Notes for Teachers With One Winner’s Art to Be Featured on a Box of Crayola Crayons!

EASTON, Pa. — Teachers do so much every day and all year round and Crayola believes teacher appreciation should extend beyond just a single day. As a result, Crayola will continue its “Thank A Teacher” campaign mission of generating one million thank-yous for teachers with the launch of its “Thank A Teacher” contest. Families are encouraged to…

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VIDEO: Parkland Florida Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Deadly Shooting Press Conference

PARKLAND, Fla. (FNN NEWS) –  Florida Governor Rick Scott, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and other officials held a press conference Thursday morning to gave the media an update on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Mass Shooting that left 17 dead and several injured.…

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Rubio Warns of Beijing’s Growing Influence, Urges Florida Schools to Terminate Confucius Institute Agreements

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today urged Miami Dade College, the University of North Florida, the University of South Florida, the University of West Florida, and Cypress Bay High School to terminate their agreements with Chinese government-run programs known as Confucius Institutes. In a letter sent to each Florida school, along with its board of trustees, Rubio warned of China’s…

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Hundreds of Automotive Scholarships to be Awarded: Apply by March 31

BETHESDA, Md., (FNN NEWS) — The University of the Aftermarket Foundation is now accepting applications for automotive scholarships at its Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Central website at www.automotivescholarships.com. The application deadline is March 31, 2018. Interested candidates can view a wide array of scholarship opportunities, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, available from the University of the Aftermarket Foundation and more than 30 industry organizations. Hundreds…

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Soledad O’Brien, Award-Winning Journalist and Documentarian, to Speak at Walden University’s Winter Commencement

MINNEAPOLIS (FNN NEWS) /Walden University/ — Soledad O’Brien, the award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer, will be the keynote speaker at Walden University‘s 59th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, January 20, 2018, in Tampa, Florida. After decades on television as an anchor and contributor on major television networks, O’Brien founded Starfish Media Group, a multimedia production and distribution company, in 2013.…

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Zachary Quinto Will Serve as National Ambassador for Excellence in Theatre Education Award

NEW YORK and PITTSBURGH (FNN NEWS) /Carnegie Mellon University/ — The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will once again recognize an exemplary teacher with the “Excellence in Theatre Education Award,” to be presented at the 2018 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, 2018. CMU alumnus, actor and producer, Zachary Quinto,will serve as the award’s official ambassador and will take part…

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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

National Politics

Pompeo meets with Turkish leaders on missing Saudi writer

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A pro-government Turkish newspaper on Wednesday published a gruesome recounting of…

Scope of Michael’s fury becomes clearer in Florida Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most…

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over…

[OPINION] POLITICS AT ITS WORST... It's not just a DC thing!

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Recently I reported on social media a verbal assault my…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

AG Pam Bondi: Andrew Gillum Must Denounce Rapper T.I.’s Video

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The rapper T.I. recently unveiled an offensive music video which depicted a demeaning and disgusting…

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Seniors First Host Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Senior Hunger

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -  In conjunction with World Food Day, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer…

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Elected Officials Representing All or Part of Orange County

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September…

Kissimmee City Commission Candidate Andrew Jeng Rolls Out His Agenda for Diversity & Inclusion

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Andrew Jeng campaign announced Jeng's agenda for fostering diversity…

SPORTS NEWS

  • Orlando's Jarell Martin (2) fires off a shot against the Memphis Grizzlies at Amway Center Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.
    ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Orlando Magic continued their winning ways at home by defeating the Memphis Grizzlies by the score of 102-86. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

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Orlando's Slow Start Causes Loss To Spurs

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - After having their best performance of the short preseason Wednesday…

Orlando Improves to 2-0 At Home in the Preseason

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - On a night where almost every Magic player on the…

Orlando Magic sign John Petrucelli, cut B.J. Johnson

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guard John Petrucelli, President of Basketball Operations…

Buccaneers promote defensive end Demone Harris, cut Will Clarke

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the team has promoted defensive end Demone Harris from the practice…

Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers Made Celebrities at Special Olympics Florida Champions' Gala

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The red carpet rolled out for Special Olympics Florida’s Annual Champion’s…

UCF Knights Carve Up SMU Mustangs with 48-20 win

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The UCF Knights (1-0 AAC, 4-0 overall) had a hot…

BUSINESS NEWS

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Trade War Escalates as China Announces Tariffs on US Imports

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax…

Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh Appeals Decision On Disney Property Valuation

Orlando, FL – Orange County Property Appraiser (OCPA), Rick Singh, today announced that an appeal…

Governor Scott Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Remembrance of 9/11

TALLAHASSEE - In honor and remembrance of those who tragically lost their lives in the…

ESSENCE Debuts Lebron James’ Captivating Social Media Campaign “The Strongest” Celebrating 16 Strong Black Women

NEW YORK, NY (FNN NEWS) — Source: ESSENCE // ESSENCE, the leading media, technology and…

Amway Founder and Orlando Magic Owner Richard DeVos Dies at 92

DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando…

Nike Unveils Kaepernick Ad to Air During NFL Season Opener

Nike has unveiled its first “Just Do It” ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, a spot…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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AG Pam Bondi: Andrew Gillum Must Denounce Rapper T.I.’s Video

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The rapper T.I. recently unveiled an offensive music video which depicted a demeaning and disgusting…

TV Review: A Roseanne Barr-less ‘The Conners’ is a triumph

NEW YORK (AP) — Can there be a “Roseanne” without Roseanne? The answer is yes,…

New Kids On The Block Announce The Mixtape Tour With Very Special Guests Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson And Naughty By Nature

NEW YORK  -- Today New Kids On The Block, the multiplatinum selling pop super-group, unveiled an epic lineup for…

Country Music Icon Martina McBride Entertains From The Kitchen On New Food Network Series Martina's Table

NEW YORK, Food Network -- As a music megastar, Martina McBride has entertained fans with her songs for years,…

Academy Presents Careers In Film Summit In Los Angeles, London, Atlanta and New York 

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy will present its 4th annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday,…

LIFESTYLE NEWS

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Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers Made Celebrities at Special Olympics Florida Champions' Gala

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The red carpet rolled out for Special Olympics Florida’s Annual Champion’s…

Onward to Greatness: Special Olympics Florida President & CEO Sherry Wheelock Envisions Greater Growth, Awareness for Athletes

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Special Olympics Florida will host its annual Champions' Gala at…

Orange County Nursing Home Faces Legal Action, State Investigations After Elected Official's 911 Call

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Nursing home negligence of residents has become a top priority…

Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin Crowned Miss America 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (FNN NEWS) – Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was crowned Miss…

Walt Disney World Resort to Host Kickoff of ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Nationwide Bus Tour Auditions

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is set to host…

Applications Now Open for Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Applications are being accepted now through Oct. 31, 2018, for…