Dec 022016

The controversy over Key West’s charter schools rocked the school board during last week’s meeting.  “How do we know this is not going to be another white-flight school?” asked longtime school board member Andy Griffiths about a new charter middle school.  Some fear an exodus of white students toward charter schools will leave the district run public schools with insufficient resources and failing grades. For others, the specter of re-segregation is simply intolerable. The numbers are telling: Key West’s Horace O’Bryant [HOB], the district run public [continue reading…]

Dec 182015
Southernmost VFW Announces Local Essay Contest Winners

Sydney Hamilton, a senior at Key West High School was named the VFW Southernmost Post 3911’s first-place winner and recipient of the $500 award in the 2015-16 Voice of Democracy Scholarship program. Hamilton’s audio essay (your listening to it now) was then judged at the VFW Department of Florida District 5 and awarded 2nd Place. Around 40,000 students in grades 9-12 participate in the “Voice of Democracy” audio-essay competition that requires entrants to write and record a three-to-five minute essay on a patriotic-based theme. “My [continue reading…]

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