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Idling cars can turn schools into air pollution hot spots

Idling cars can turn schools into air pollution hot spots A study out of Oregon substantiates what many of us may have already suspected.  …

Started by Shawn Spivey

1 yesterday
Reply by Shane

Magnet, Choice, Charter..I'm lost

I've been doing some research and still not clear on the differences between a magnet, choice, or charter school. Also, what are the benefi…

Started by Dawn Keener

6 Apr 10
Reply by NativeLKLDMom

Free Breakfast in the Classroom for Some Polk Schools

Breakfast Program Expanding to More Polk Elementary Schools The findings at the link above interest me.   These schools feel there is a not…

Started by Shawn Spivey

1 Apr 8
Reply by Jmarr

FCAT Testing Dates Coming Up

Although my son took FCAT writing in February, a large bulk of FCAT testing will be given this month for Polk students.  If you aren't cert…

Started by Shawn Spivey

1 Apr 4
Reply by MandyJay

Kindergarten Registration Round-Up Ends April 7, 2014 for Polk Public Schools

If you have a child that will be a kindergartner for the 2014-2015 school year, registration ends for Kindergarten Round-up in less than a…

Started by Shawn Spivey

0 Apr 1

The Tooth Fairy

On our previous PolkMoms site there was a wealth of knowledge about the Tooth Fairy.  Since I am now heading back into the tooth fairy busi…

Started by Shawn Spivey

22 Mar 31
Reply by Shawn Spivey

Schools Increasingly Check Students for Obesity

Schools Increasingly Check Students for Obesity Even Polk County.    I have seen some reports coming home, not for every grade level, that…

Started by Shawn Spivey

1 Mar 31
Reply by MandyJay

Learn More About the Test That Will Replace FCAT

State of Florida Chooses Replacement for FCAT Reading the above makes me a little squeamish.   Millions will be spent for a new test that s…

Started by Shawn Spivey

1 Mar 18
Reply by MandyJay

Florida Private Schools Bill Advances for Needy

Florida Private Schools Bill Advances for Needy Above tells of large budget increases requested for private school vouchers.   If those amo…

Started by Shawn Spivey

0 Mar 7

Youngest Kindergarteners Most Likely to be Held Back

Youngest Kindergarteners Most Likely to be Held Back, MU Study Finds The link above outlines the study conducted at the University of Misso…

Started by Shawn Spivey

0 Mar 4

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