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Town Hall Meeting Explains State Tests, Community Reacts

By and on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Parents and teachers in Alachua County spoke out against elementary school standardized testing they say is too advanced. Students in kindergarten through second grade are expected to take up to nine state-required tests.

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New Legislation Lowers Cost of Florida Prepaid College Plans

By on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Beginning Sept. 20, families that purchase a Florida Prepaid College Plan may receive refund benefits, price reductions and waived enrollment fees. Payment reductions will be applied to Prepaid Plans and refund checks will be processed and mailed within four to six weeks after.

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Clay County Mother Files Complaint Over Dress Code Violation Punishment

By on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 15, 2014 at 5:21 pm

A Clay County mother has filed a complaint with FERPA after her daughter was told to wear a pair of red pants and a bright yellow T-shirt with the words “Dress Code Violation” visibly printed on both. The punishment came after an Oakleaf High School teacher said the student’s skirt was too short.

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Backlash Leads to Cancellation of FAIR Testing

By on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm

According to a letter from the Alachua County Superintendent of Schools Owen Roberts, FAIR testing for students in kindergarten through the second grade has been cancelled for the year. The test will be temporarily replaced by an observational sheet for each student.

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Alachua County Juniors Score Higher Than State Peers On ACT

By on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 15, 2014 at 11:14 am

Alachua County Public School juniors continue to outperform their peers in the state on the ACT college entrance exam in 2014 and almost achieve the national average score by students who are graduating. The average overall score for Alachua County juniors is [...]

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Alachua County Teacher Refuses To Give Standardized Test

By on September 11th, 2014 | Last updated: September 11, 2014 at 7:13 pm

An Alachua County teacher is refusing to administer a state-mandated test to her students.

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Alachua County School Buses Now Scan Student IDs

By on September 9th, 2014 | Last updated: September 12, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Students are now using IDs to board Alachua County school buses. The new system will help keep track of students’ whereabouts as they get on and off buses.

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Florida Department of Education Extends Input Deadline for New Exam

By on September 4th, 2014 | Last updated: September 3, 2014 at 6:01 pm

The Florida Department of Education has extended the deadline for input on its new standardized exam by a week.

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GALLERY: UF Graduates Collect Photos in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

By on May 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: May 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm

UF graduates turn out for celebratory photos come rain or shine at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Thursday.

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Florida Inches Closer to Other States in Tuition Charged Undocumented Students

By and on May 1st, 2014 | Last updated: May 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Florida may soon offer undocumented students in-state tuition at public colleges and universities, joining the ranks of 20 other states with similar tuition equity laws and policies.

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