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Start dates for '13-'14 school year in 10 Tampa Bay area counties

Start dates for '13-'14 school year in 10 Tampa Bay area counties

It seems like just  yesterday we were celebrating school's end and summer's start, but time has flown and the first day of the '13-'14 fall semester is not far off!

Here is a list of start dates for the majority of schools in 10 Tampa Bay area counties:

Manatee district students dominate 2 different national competitions

Manatee district students dominate 2 different national competitions

Bradenton, Florida -- Students from the Manatee County School District continued to build a dynasty of dominance in two national technical competitions held each summer across the country.

Branden River High freshman wins trip to worldwide competition

Branden River High freshman wins trip to worldwide competition

Bradenton, Florida -- A high school freshmen Cory Bolles was selected as one of the top six finalists  in the nation at the 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championships. 

Goodwill Manasota offers free GED classes

Goodwill Manasota offers free GED classes

Sarasota, Florida -- Goodwill Manasota is offering free general education development (GED) classes at the Goodwill North Trail Community Room. 

The free classes start on June 24 and run through August 8, Monday to Thursday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

The eight week session is available to anyone who is ready to commit time and energy in preparation for the GED test completion.

Successful completion of the GED test is the nationally recognized equivalent of a high school diploma. 

Space is limited so register by calling (941)355-2721. 

Help Oneco and Samoset Elementary schools win awards

Help Oneco and Samoset Elementary schools win awards

Manatee County, Florida -- Anyone with access to the internet can help two Manatee District schools win valuable financial awards to enhance educational activities on their campuses by viewing and voting on videos the schools created as part of the “Lots2Give” program sponsored by Big Lots.

The two schools – Oneco Elementary and Samoset Elementary – submitted a short video and a brief essay explaining why their school is in need of financial support. You can view the videos by clicking here. 

FCAT 2.0 results released

FCAT 2.0 results released

Bradenton, Florida -- Statewide FCAT results are out.

Manatee District students eclipsed state averages in Geometry and Biology 1 End of Course Exams as well as in 8th grade Science and in 8th grade Math according to FCAT 2.0 results released today by the Florida Department of Education.

Free seminars to help prepare for getting into college

Free seminars to help prepare for getting into college

Manatee County, Florida -Take Stock in Children Manatee and the Manatee Education Foundation are two of the organizations helping to sponsor free college counseling seminars for local students during the summer. Seating is limited for each seminar and registration is required.