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Gu Zheng Teacher Aims to Show Beauty of Chinese Music

Xiaodan Liang, gu zheng teacher at Hua-Gen Chinese School in Gainesville, teaches her students how to play the gu zheng in class. “For me, teaching students is not about making money but promoting Chinese culture,” she said. Photo by Lanqiu Huang

Xiaodan Liang is a gu zheng teacher at Hua-Gen Chinese school in Gainesville. Gu zheng is known as a traditional Chinese zither. She has played the string instrument in various city festivals, and says that one of the reasons she teaches it is to spread the beauty of Chinese culture.

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Florida Teachers Protest School Conditions At State Capitol

Teachers gather at the state Capitol Jan. 14 to protest Florida's emphasis on high-stakes testing and other education issues. (Photo courtesy of Mary Phillips)

TALLAHASSEE — Florida teachers are sounding off against the state’s education system, including its heavy reliance on high-stakes tests. More than a thousand teachers from across the state held a mid-day rally outside the Florida Capitol. They blasted the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott over everything from school …

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Children Milk Goats at Newberry Branch Library

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Over half a dozen dairy goats were skipping around and nibbling on the fingers of children outside of the Newberry Branch Library Wednesday afternoon Once a year, the library hosts a free interactive workshop to teach children about goats and the value of knowing where their food comes from.

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