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Social-Emotional Program Aims To Reduce Bullying

At A. Quinn Jones Exceptional Student Center, every student uses seventh period for social-emotional learning. Designed to help reduce bullying, the class is the first regularly scheduled class of its kind in Gainesville. Students take the time to learn how to better communicate with peers and resolve social conflicts through self-awareness, …

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Book Lovers Celebrate Banned Books Week

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre put on two productions of “Banned!?” Saturday, a play that discusses children’s books that have been banned. Displayed above is the re-enactment of “Where The Wild Things Are,” which has been repeatedly challenged for “romanticizing anger” to children.

Annual Banned Books Week from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3 was celebrated at UF in the Plaza of the Americas on Thursday. Students read literature aloud from different authors who's work has been challenged in public schools. The goal for Banned Books Week is to celebrate the liberty to read.

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‘Homework Diner’ to Expand to Inverness Middle School

Inverness Middle School is the second middle school in Citrus County to host the Homework Diner program. The free tutoring program offers students help in math and a complimentary meal twice a week.

Students participating in a tutoring program at Inverness Middle School will get more than a grade boost. United Way of Citrus County’s Homework Diner program will give select students free math tutoring after school. The program also offers a complimentary dinner and a ride home via school bus if needed. The program, which is expected …

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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Inserts Art Into STEM Education

"Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead" is a new series of after-school programs through the Alachua County Library District. They focus on teaching traditional STEM topics, science, technology, engineering and math through an art lens. The sessions will include topics such as graphic design, video game and film creation and mathematically inspired works of art. The program will begin Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the ACLD's Archer Branch.

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