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VAPING – WHY ARE SO MANY KEYS KIDS DOING IT?

The national trend of teens vaping nicotine or marijuana has hit the Keys en masse, officials say. Monroe County children have some of the highest rates of...

KEY LARGO’S OCEAN STUDIES SCHOOL MARINE LAB NAMED TO HONOR LIFE OF PASCAL WEISBERGER

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Ocean Studies Charter School students gathered in the back courtyard facing the marine science lab. On the window next to the door were a painted jellyfish and...

KEY WEST ATTORNEY DARREN HORAN ENTERS SCHOOL BOARD RACE

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Key West attorney Darren Michael Horan is running for the Monroe County School Board's District 1 seat, according to Supervisor of Elections Joyce Griffin. Incumbent District 1 board...

Emergency rule: Students exposed to COVID no longer required to quarantine

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The Florida Department of Health has issued a new emergency rule declaring that parents now have a choice whether to quarantine a child who has been exposed...

WHILE WE WERE DEBATING MASKING, A 1/4 BILLION DOLLAR SCHOOL BUDGET QUIETLY PASSED

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The last school board meeting on Sept. 7 was almost four hours long, with three hours of it taken up with debating the finer points of whether...

SCHOOL MASK OPT-OUT IS UPHELD AFTER TENSE EXCHANGE ON BOARD

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On Sept. 7, the school board, district staff, health officials and the public sat together through another tense four-hour meeting. At least three hours were devoted to...

STUDENTS EXPLORE THE DEPTHS & BAY IN NEW FIU PROGRAMS

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Inside Monroe County classrooms, students will take their learning beneath the depths as they explore the world’s only underwater research and education laboratory. Through data collected by...

LET’S GIVE A HEARTY WELCOME TO THE NEW TEACHERS OF MARATHON MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL

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For the 2021-22 school year, the Middle Keys has fresh recruits to teach our public school students. We thought you’d like to meet a few of our...

MASK OPT-OUT GRANTED – SCHOOL BOARD REJECTS HEALTH DEPARTMENT ADVICE

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On Aug. 24, after an almost four-hour school board meeting during which citizens passionately spoke both for and against the district’s current mask mandate — and after...

QUARANTINED VS ABSENT: HEALTH DEPARTMENT CANNOT SAY HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE QUARANTINED

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There are currently 105 students infected with COVID-19 in the first three weeks of school. Students are being exposed, however. There are reports of up to 50...