More than 700 Sarasota County teachers were nominated for Teacher of the Year. Three nominees remain. Elizabeth Djinis Staff Writer @djinisinabottle
SARASOTA — As fifth-grade teacher Bethany Burnett approached the podium in Venice Elementary School's cafeteria, newly minted as Sarasota County's Elementary School Teacher of the Year, she was greeted by cheers from the students seated on the floor, their shouts echoing off the walls.
Elizabeth Djinis Staff Writer @djinisinabottle SARASOTA — An assignment in which fifth-grade students at Pine View School held a "funeral" for words used too often in essays drew criticism after photos of the event were posted on Pine View's Facebook page last week.Conducted by Pine View fifth-grade teacher Andrius Vitkus, the assignment offered students the chance to pick out an over-used word and officially retire it in a mock funeral setting, with a eulogy for that word, according to Pine...
Students will tour historical markers as part of Florida history curriculum Elizabeth Djinis Staff Writer @djinisinabottle SARASOTA — Local fourth-graders will now have the chance to learn more about the history of Newtown, Sarasota's historically black community, through a new partnership.Beginning the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day and continuing until the start of Black History Month in February, Sarasota County School District fourth-grade students will have the opportunity to...
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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