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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Norton Elementary Serves It All

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 9:10 am

In addition to breakfast and lunch, Norton Elementary School now serves dinner to students enrolled in its after-school program. Dinner is currently scheduled to be served at 2 p.m.

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Amendment 4 Could Bring Back Marion County Teachers And School Programs

By on November 4th, 2014 | Last updated: November 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm

On Election Day, Marion County voters will vote on Amendment 4, which calls for the millage rate to increase. The extra money will go toward school programs and teacher salaries, potentially bringing back laid-off, first-year teachers.

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New FCAT Replacement Test To Be Computer-Based

By on November 4th, 2014 | Last updated: November 4, 2014 at 10:20 am

The new test set to replace the FCAT this March will be computer-based. Some educators are worried the test may be a disadvantage for students who are not used to working on a computer on a daily basis.

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Local Hispanic Teachers Receive Excellence In Education Award

By on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Maria Gonzalez of Dunnellon Elementary School and Grisell Santiago of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School received the Excellence in Education Award earlier this month. The annual award was sponsored by Volunteer Florida, the Florida Department of Education and the Executive Office of the Governor as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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The University of Florida College of Engineering Reaches Out to Elementary Students

By on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 3:25 pm

University of Florida engineering students hosted a day of science activities on campus for fourth- and fifth-grade students from Idylwild Elementary School on October 30.

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High School to Build Bat Houses After Infestation

By on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Sunlake High School science teachers take advantage of the school’s recent bat infestations and use it as an opportunity to teach their students more about bats.

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Gardening Program Provides Opportunity For Students With Disabilities

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Loften High School’s Growing Education Training program is bringing job skills and healthy living to intellectually disabled students. The gardening-based program hopes to bring the students’ products to local school cafeterias.

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Investment Into Open-Access Textbooks Could Save Students Millions

By on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 9:36 am

Funding for Orange Grove Text Plus, an open-acess textbook initiative, can make textbooks even more affordable than e-textbooks. If enacted, it could cost students almost nothing.

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Florida Prepaid Plans At Lowest Price Since 2007

By on October 15th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 10:44 am

Florida Prepaid College plans have dropped nearly 50 percent in price due to new legislation. Families that enrolled after 2008 are also eligible for refunds or reduced monthly fees.

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UF Presidential Search Committee Moves Forward with Two Candidates

By on October 14th, 2014 | Last updated: October 14, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Dr. W. Kent Fuchs and Dr. David W. McLaughlin move forward in the search for a new president for the University of Florida. Dr. Sibrandes Poppema was not selected to continue on in the presidential search.

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