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Farm Bill cuts may affect Florida SNAP Education

By on January 9th, 2014 | Last updated: January 11, 2014 at 10:01 am

Cuts to the Farm Bill by Congress will threaten SNAP-Ed programs in Florida schools.

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Substitute Teachers Expected to be Hired Full Time

By and on January 9th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Some first-time teachers were hired as permanent substitutes as a way to cut district spending, but now Marion County is expected to hire about 100 as full-time teachers.

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New Round of Fund Allocations Focuses on Increasing UF’s Preexisting Strengths

By on December 6th, 2013 | Last updated: December 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

The second wave of fund allocations for the University of Florida to reach top ten preeminence is underway.

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Alachua Teachers Get Raise While Other Counties Still Waiting

By on December 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

Alachua County teachers receive pay raise after five years of negotiations with the school board. Fifteen other counties are still negotiating deals.

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In Bradford County Schools, Mold Problem Apparently Larger Than Starke Elementary

By on November 30th, 2013 | Last updated: December 2, 2013 at 11:58 am

Former Bradford Union Technical Center teacher Juliana Moore believes the school’s mold is to blame for her health issues. Her claims, as well as a document trail, may point to a larger issue than Starke Elementary’s August mold problem.

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Marshall Criser III Chosen As New State University System Chancellor

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Florida’s Board of Governors met earlier Wednesday and unanimously approved Marshall Criser III to be the new university chancellor.

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Program Gives Laptops To Alachua Students To ‘Bridge Digital Divide’

By on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 9:01 am

A dropout prevention program has given three Alachua County high schools laptops to introduce students to the digital world.

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Alachua County Schools Receive Competitive Counseling Grant

By on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Alachua County is one of 35 counties in the country to receive a competitive counseling grant of about $1 million for Project Fortify. The money will provide additional social workers and psychologists to four elementary schools in the school district.

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Alachua County Holds Second Public Forum In School Superintendent Search

By on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Alachua County Public Schools district hosts a series of public forum to address concerns in the search for a new superintendent.

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Buchholz Students Plant Produce In Education Training Program

By on October 31st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 9:29 am

Student participants of the Growing Education Training program in Alachua County help plant and maintain produce at Cymplify Central. Their produce will be served at Cymply Fresh, a new Gainesville restaurant opening in mid-November.

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