North Florida educators unite at weekend conference
Many Florida schools have been giving the FCAT this week, a test many teachers find controversial. This coming weekend teachers will have the opportunity to voice their concerns about their role in the classroom. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports, hundreds of North Florida educators from the Panhandle to Marion County will showcase a wide range of educational tools–both old and new.
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