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Recent articles by Cassidy:

City Schools of Decatur to stop paying for all students’ AP, IB exams

The change will go into effect next school year. → Read More

DeKalb school board reluctantly passes divisive concepts policy

Board members decided the consequences of not complying with the law weren't worth the risk. → Read More

DeKalb County school board hires firm for superintendent search

The search for a permanent superintendent will take roughly six months. → Read More

Cobb school district raises pay for bus drivers amid shortage

The district has more than 200 bus driver openings, according to the superintendent. → Read More

First lady Jill Biden visits Georgia program to tout summer learning

First lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited a summer program for students in Athens. → Read More

Cobb school logo resembling Nazi crest sparks outrage

Critics say East Side Elementary School's new logo resembles Nazi imagery and is offensive. → Read More

DeKalb school board members who fired superintendent hint at reasons

Cheryl Watson-Harris had led the state’s third-largest district and its more than 93,000 students for less than two years. → Read More

DeKalb County school board fires Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris

Cheryl Watson-Harris was hired in 2020. → Read More

Flagler parents want to stick with current schools, despite rezoning plans

If the Flagler County school district does nothing, most of its schools would be over capacity in five years. → Read More

News-Journal wins 6 journalism awards in 2021 FSNE contest

Writers at the Daytona Beach News-Journal earned six awards in the 20210 Florida Society of News Editors Journalism Contest. → Read More

Time running out for Volusia, Flagler students to be fully vaccinated before school starts

It takes about five weeks from the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine to be fully vaccinated. School starts in August, meaning the window is closing. → Read More

Lost at Surfside, Florida: Hilda Noriega, mother of area police chief, ID'd among victims

Hilda Noriega was recovered on Tuesday from the Surfside condo collapse. The 92-year-old was the mother of nearby North Bay Village's police chief. → Read More

Lost at Surfside: Marcus Guara loved his family. Days after condo collapse, they're still missing

Marcus Guara, 52, was identified among the dead in the Surfside tower collapse. He's remembered for being generous, and putting his family above all. → Read More

3 new things to look for in Volusia County Schools next year

A performing arts partnership. More access to college readiness programs. A new approach to customer service. Watch for these initiatives next year. → Read More

Volusia School Board considers nixing uniform policy

On Tuesday, the Volusia County School Board will have its first talks about whether to get rid of the polos-and-khakis uniform policy. → Read More

Where to get free summer meals for children in Volusia, Flagler

Children can get breakfast and lunch for free all summer at dozens of locations in Volusia and Flagler counties. Here's where and how. → Read More

Ortona-Osceola elementary students fill time capsule to signify new beginning

Ortona and Osceola elementary school students opened a time capsule from 2003, and contributed items to put in a capsule of their own. → Read More

Pandemic school year ends for Volusia, Flagler students as superintendents look ahead

As school ends in Volusia and Flagler counties, superintendents Scott Fritz and Cathy Mittelstadt reflect on school during a pandemic and look ahead. → Read More

Mid-day high tide makes parking tight on Memorial Day weekend in Daytona Beach

Beach parking was limited Saturday thanks to mid-day high tides, but the Memorial Day crowds weren't deterred. → Read More

Here's the latest on Volusia School Board's next step toward optional masks in schools

The Volusia County School Board generally agrees: Make masks optional this summer. On Tuesday, they discussed how to make that happen. → Read More