Tony Dungy, first African-American NFL Coach to win the Superbowl, had a heart-to-heart conversation with over 900 students at Edgewater High School recently, stressing the importance of dreaming big and staying focused on goals, especially studying and excelling in school. Students at Edgewater have been reading one of Dungy's three books, "Quiet Strength." Dungy, who lives in Tampa, FL, is a New York Times Best-Selling Author.© Orlando Community News, 2011

It’s been said that knowledge is power. You may have also heard that  “applied” knowledge is power, meaning only the knowledge you actually use gives you power or gets you ahead in this game called life.

So what’s the 4-1-1 on education in the community. How are the schools doing academically and what can be done to keep children in school, learning or gaining the knowledge they need to become productive citizens. That is one story coming soon. Here are some others:

Summertime is right around the corner…do you know what your children will be doing while you are at work and they are out of school? Here, you will see a list of suggestions to make sure your children are occupied, learning and having some fun.

Here you will also see a feature on the only high school in this community, Evans High School, and the nearly $75 million facelift it is getting right now.

Later, we will talk about how cuts to the state budget will affect schools in the area (in the Orange County School District) next year.

Also, feature on private schools…how are they getting by in this environment? How is their enrollment numbers and how do they fare as far as student success?

Send your story ideas and photo opportunities for the Pine Hills community to: or Thank you!

Stay connected to OCN because there is more!

© Orlando Community News, 2011

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