Education

Meet Hernando County's World Changers

Beaming with joy, Carrie Wilson, school guidance counselor at Challenger K-8 was announced as the Hernando County School District Teacher of the Year at the annual gala celebration on January 10, 2020.  A boisterous crowd erupted in cheers as the announcement was made by outgoing Teacher of the Year Justen Early from Nature Coast Technical High School.

Dr. Dakeyan Cha Dre Graham, 2020 Florida Teacher of the Year, and the evening’s keynote speaker aptly described teaching as “the most noble, humbling and significant profession on the face of this planet.” 

Diminishing the Value of College

As an adolescent, many of us heard the phrase “go to college”. Repeatedly our elders and friends as well as family would constantly state the same expression throughout the years.  The rise of higher education in the United States has demonstrated that the younger generations are taking this advice and achieving their goal of a college degree. Yet, in many blue-collar areas and professions, younger generations have determined that university level schooling is not only a waste of time, but they actively criticize those who pursue it.

Busing, healthcare and community pool topics during part 2 of interlocal meeting

By LISA MACNEIL
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Last week, we ended our coverage of the Dec. 18, 2019 Interlocal meeting with Commissioner Steve Champion concerned about bus stops on major roadways with speed limits of 55 MPH, such as US Highway 41.  

(https://www.hernandosun.com/article/career-education-sidewalks-around-schools-lead-interlocal-meeting)

Career education, sidewalks around schools lead interlocal meeting

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2019, members of the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), Brooksville City Council, the Hernando County School District and the Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) convened to discuss matters of post-secondary education, bus stops, traffic and pedestrian issues surrounding K-12 schools.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss these matters, and their associated projects among the different agencies.  

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