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VIDEO: Orange County Public Schools Installs Newly-Elected Board Members

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County Public Schools held its installation ceremony of newly-elected board members during its annual reorganization meeting Monday night. Teresa Jacobs, Chair; Angie Gallo, District 1; Johanna Lopez, District 2; Karen Castor Dentel, District 6; Melissa Byrd, District 7, and re-elected board member Linda Kobert, District 3, each took the Oath…

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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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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

National Politics

Rep. Soto, Members Introduce Bipartisan Bills Preventing Virtual Currency Price Manipulation

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) along with Ted Budd (R-NC-13), introduced two pieces…

Congressman Darren Soto’s Lake Nona Office Relocating to Orlando VA Medical Center

Kissimmee, FL – Starting Monday, December 3rd  2018, Congressman Darren Soto’s Lake Nona District office will be…

At Capitol, Bush saluted as gentle soul, great man

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death Monday with solemn…

World waits to see if Trump-Xi dinner brings trade peace

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner Saturday with…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Orange County Legislative Delegation Announces Public Meeting

Orange County, Fla. – Representative Kamia L. Brown, Chair of the Orange County Legislative Delegation, has…

Orange County Property Appraiser Launches Crowdsourced Holiday Lights Map

Orlando, FL – One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is…

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings Inducted to Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The Central Florida business community gathered at the 14th How to Do Business…

Gov. Scott Announces the Launch of Tourism Assistance Programs Following Hurricane Michael

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the launch of two VISIT FLORIDA Hurricane Michael…

SPORTS NEWS

  • UCF Knights quarterback Darriel Mack Jr. (#8) keeps the ball for a touchdown scramble against the Memphis Tigers during the American Athletic Conference Championship at Spectrum Stadium Saturday, December 1, 2018. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.
    ORLANDO | Knights Slice 17-Point Deficit to Win AAC Football Championship 56-41. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

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Orlando City SC Announces Protected List For 2018 MLS Expansion Draft

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando City SC today announced its protected list for the 2018 MLS Expansion…

Alex Morgan Named 2018 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year

CHICAGO – On the heels of a sensational goal scoring run this year, forward Alex Morgan…

Eight Finalists Announced For 2018 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

The eight finalists for the 2018 ART ROONEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD have been named, the NFL announced today.…

David Steele To Be Inducted Into Orlando Magic Hall of Fame

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic will induct longtime play-by-play announcer David Steele into their Hall of…

Gerald McCoy Named Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nominee For Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today Gerald McCoy as its nominee for the Walter Payton…

VIDEO: Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford Pregame Presser On Denver Nuggets

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando Magic (12-12) head coach Steve Clifford held a pregame…

BUSINESS NEWS

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U.S. Postal Service Prepared For The Holidays

ORLANDO, FL — The U.S. Postal Service is prepared for the holiday season and will offer extended…

World waits to see if Trump-Xi dinner brings trade peace

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner Saturday with…

Microsoft surpasses Apple as most valuable public company

Microsoft’s big bet on cloud computing is paying off as the company has surpassed Apple…

VIDEO: West Lakes Orlando Business Incubator Gets $200,000 Funding Boost from JPMorgan Chase

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - LIFT Orlando, Mayor Buddy Dyer and the West Lake Business…

Adam Rosen, Son of Orlando Philanthropist Harris Rosen, Dies of Brain Cancer

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Adam Michael Rosen, son of Orlando philanthropist and hotelier Harris…

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…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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Knight Foundation awards grant to Miami Film Festival as part of a $37 million investment in the arts!

MIAMI, Fla. - The Miami film scene received another tremendous boost this past Monday. As…

The Golden Globes Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (FNN NEWS) - The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be held on…

46th Annie Award Nominations Announced Animation’s Biggest Night Set for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at UCLA’s Royce Hall

BURBANK, CA. - Nominations for the 46th annual Annie Awards were announced on Dec. 3, 2018…

Bobby Brown Sues Showtime and BBC for $2 Million

NEW YORK, N.Y. (FNN NEWS) - Bobby Brown has often been very protective over his…

Elton John Cancels Both Sold Out Florida Shows

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Elton John has canceled both sold out shows in Florida…

Barry Manilow Donates New Yamaha Piano to Launch New Instrument Drive for Jones H.S.

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Pop music icon Barry Manilow hopes others will follow his…

LIFESTYLE NEWS

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Join Mickey and Friends in Celebrating the Holiday Season at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park features…

Disney Chefs Bake Up Holiday Magic with Gingerbread Displays at Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Cruise Line

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Wide-eyed wonderment will wash over Disney guests this holiday season…

OPINION: Melania Trump Dreams of a Very Red Christmas

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FNN NEWS) - First Lady Melania Trump clearly isn’t having a blue Christmas…

Nearly 1,200 Athletes Competed in Special Olympics Florida's State Fall Classic

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Special Olympics Florida athletes, coaches, volunteers and fans descended on…

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…