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Legislature Takes First Step to Open School Playgrounds Across the State

Legislature Takes First Step to Open School Playgrounds Across the State

 House Bill 431 will allow schools to open up their facilities for children during non-school hours giving access to publicly funded
playgrounds and athletic fields.

Tallahassee, FL (Wednesday, January 25, 2012) – The American Heart Association applauds the House Education K-20 Competitiveness Committee for taking step towards providing   opportunities for Florida’s children, who desperately need time for unstructured play and exercise. 

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An Anointing Message To Fathers for 2012

An Anointing Message To Fathers for 2012

An Anointing Message To Fathers for 2012
by William Jackson, M.Ed.

Going into the new year Pastors, Bishops, Apostles, Priests and
others of religious faiths should pray over all fathers. Now more than
ever in history do we need spiritual guidance, wisdom and protection.

Parents and Businesses Support Educational Success

Parents and Businesses Support Educational Success

Parents and Businesses Support Educational Success

Parents and business owners, the students of Andrew
Robinson Elementary School are working hard to obtain
five hundred thousand (500,000) words read by the middle
of this school year and one million words (1,000,000) read
by the end of this academic year. 

JEA Paid More Than $12 Million in Overtime in 2010

JEA Paid More Than $12 Million in Overtime in 2010

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bob Cole is out on the banks of the St. Johns River every chance he can get.

Cole said fishing is pretty much like paying his electric bill: he never knows what he will get.

"The month before last it was $303, but this time I got it yesterday, Saturday it was $160.

Cole said his JEA bills on average have gone up $100 a month.

While he is paying more, the electric authority has paid out $12.4 million in overtime in just the last year.

DATABASE: See What JEA Employees Earn

JEA said overtime makes up less than 8 percent of the salary base, which is $158 million.