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Orange County Public Schools to open five new campuses in August

Orange County Public Schools has announced plans to open five new schools in August. Hamlin Elementary School, Hamlin Middle School, and Panther Lake Elementary will open in Winter Garden, Kelly Park K-8 School will open in Apopka, and Stonewyck Elementary will open in Orlando.  The names were proposed by families who live in the new districts. The new schools are being added to ease overcrowding at neighboring campuses, some of which are currently over capacity by hundreds of students. With the addition of the five new facilities, there will be 210 Orange County Public Schools campuses in the district.
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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: How to rein in Orlando’s wild rental market

Apartment rental rates are skyrocketing across the country, but Florida’s rent increase was higher than any other state’s. It’s up by 30 percent since this time last year, with the biggest jumps found in Orlando, Tampa, and Miami. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind explains why the rents are climbing in Central Florida, and what can be done to slow them down.
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