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The scholarship money awarded is generated by the proceeds of the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival. The festival is presented in partnership with the City of Apopka and the Apopka Woman’s Club.
Report: Florida last in public education
The report highlights several findings, including the loss of rights for students with disabilities under voucher programs and the lack of certification requirements for teachers in many voucher-accepting schools.
The Florida Department of Education's Just Read, Florida! team visited W.R. Tolar K-8 School in Liberty County on Jan. 25, 2023.
Florida bill that would revise the state's pre-kindergarten program advances
Florida lawmakers have advanced a bill this week that would allow young students and those who teach them the tools to be successful.
Florida schools grapple with insufficient funding, persistent state budget cuts
The report measures statewide funding adequacy based on how many students attend schools in districts with funding below estimated adequate levels.

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Students can get scholarships, or vouchers, for Catholic schools in Florida.
Parents who send their kids to ‘hybrid’ private schools still won’t get Florida school vouchers
The issue arose in a House committee meeting Tuesday, where lawmakers were tweaking the state’s voucher program, allowing families to use public dollars for private education.
Gardens, Florida Landscapes and Plants: UF/IFAS classes for February
UF/IFAS Extension Orange County provides education and information to residents and businesses through workshops, publications, and mass media in the areas of family life, youth development, natural resources, horticulture, and agriculture.
Markeith Williams, the swimming and water polo coach for Wekiva High School, suffered a stroke on December 29th while on vacation in the Dominican Republic.
Urgent appeal for Wekiva Coach Williams: Community uniting to fund medical care
Markeith Williams, a coach at Wekiva High School and father of two, suffered a stroke on December 29th while vacationing in the Dominican Republic.
School voucher providers are clarifying what parents can purchase
Since Florida has become the largest provider of public vouchers for private schooling in the country, lawmakers now expect organizations administering this money on the state’s behalf to clarify what parents can spend it on. 
The Blue Darters won't face rival Seminole High in district play in 2024.
Blue Darters, Mustangs get new districts for 2024 football season
Last week, the Florida High School Athletic Association voted to shake up districts and regions, changing the schedules for the Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs.
How did Apopka schools perform in 2023?
The Orange County School District received a ‘B’ grade from the State for 2023 under the new ‘Informational Baseline’ system. The 2022 grade was also a B.
For the sake of our students, slow/stop development in Apopka
Olsen: "Every Apopka Department is stressed due to our rapid growth.  Commissioners, please take the time to talk with the employees."
Florida State College at Jacksonville held its commencement ceremonies on May 13, 2023.
Florida bill could expand state's dual enrollment program for high schoolers
A new bill was filed Thursday by a Florida lawmaker that will change requirements for district school boards regarding dual enrollment for students.
Blooms, Bats, and Backyard Chickens: UF/IFAS classes for January
UF/IFAS Extension Orange County provides education and information to residents and businesses through workshops, publications, and mass media in the areas of family life, youth development, natural resources, horticulture, and agriculture.
Winston Academy of Engineering students work on a project in Lakeland, Florida.
Florida lawmakers aim to cut red tape for public schools with new legislation
Senate Bill 7004 will provide additional authority to school districts regarding pre-kindergarten programs, school improvements, assessments, reporting, and instructional materials.