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Extracurricular Entertainment: Parenting in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Oct 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Orlando is well known around the globe because of its world-class theme parks. So if you live there, you go to the parks all the time, right? Not exactly. Ask any longtime Orlando resident and you’ll find that, on occasion, they venture into wonderland as weekend warriors. They’ll tell you that there are so many engaging, educational and fun things to do in this “always-something-happening” community beyond the bedazzlement of the tourist district.

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Topics: Things To Do, K-12 Education, Arts and Culture, Health and Wellness

Orlando's Real-World Education Meets the Demands of the Future Workforce

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Aug 17, 2017 2:37:06 PM

In a middle school classroom, a group of 11-year-olds focus intensely on inputting complex patterns of symbols to form computer coding. A few miles down the road, students in a high school class assemble smartboards to build a robot.  At the same time, fourth graders in a nearby Spanish class prepare to connect live with students in Puerto Rico. On the other end of town, teenagers in a magnet program learn how to start a business and train at local companies. Across the Orlando region, these stories represent a new age of learning for K-12 students that prepares them for successful careers while meeting the workforce demands of the future.

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Topics: Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Higher Education, Lake County, Collaboration, K-12 Education, Talent Development

Osceola County School District Building $75M STEM-Focused High School

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jan 19, 2017 5:00:00 PM

The Osceola County School District is on the forefront of preparing the future technical workforce. Construction recently began on the new $75 million STEM-focused high school in Kissimmee. This new school will provide a necessary pipeline of talent for the new 109,000 square-foot facility in Osceola County BRIDG, which will create thousands of high-tech, high wage jobs within ten years of its opening in 2017.

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Topics: Osceola County, K-12 Education

Seminole County Public Schools Build Future-Ready Students

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Aug 31, 2016 8:42:53 AM

Whether it’s developing cutting-edge technology coursework or providing students with healthy eating options, Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is committed to ensuring students reach their full potential.

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Topics: Seminole County, K-12 Education

Students Learn with Personalized Programs at Lake County Schools

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Aug 29, 2016 10:02:12 AM

At Lake County Schools, the individuality of students is embraced and celebrated. For over 10 years, the school district has developed a personalized learning program designed to put students in control of how they learn.

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Topics: Lake County, K-12 Education

Osceola County Schools: Building a Legacy in STEM Learning

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Aug 24, 2016 1:25:26 PM

Surrounded by innovative and technology-focused leaders like Lake Nona’s Medical City, the advanced sensor research facility BRIDG and Walt Disney World, Osceola County is on the forefront of technological advancements. The School District of Osceola County understands the need to further develop future technology leaders and is focused on developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.

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Topics: Osceola County, K-12 Education

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