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Concerns Raised About Corporal Punishment in North Central Florida Schools

By on April 14th, 2014 | Last updated: April 14, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Suwannee County School District has the highest number of corporal punishment incidents in Florida for the 2011-12 school year. Founder of Floridians Against Corporal Punishment in Public School has made Suwannee County the next goal of his civil rights campaign.

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Buchholz High School Students Prepare Community Tax Returns

By on April 10th, 2014 | Last updated: April 11, 2014 at 12:21 am

Buchholz High School students are helping prepare tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

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UF Begins Second Search for 12th University President

By on April 10th, 2014 | Last updated: April 10, 2014 at 8:06 pm

The University of Florida launched the new presidential search process on Thursday.

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Marion County Set to Change Cyberbullying Prevention Policy

By on April 8th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Marion County public schools have updated the 2014-2015 Code of Conduct. It now includes a way for administrators to address cyberbullying cases that occur off campus.

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Last Catholic School in Citrus County Faces Potential Closure

By on April 4th, 2014 | Last updated: April 7, 2014 at 8:22 am

Pope John Paul II Catholic School, the only catholic school in Citrus County, could be shut down this June because of its failure to meet the diocese’s benchmarks for enrollment and renovations.

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New Teacher Residency Program Targets Skilled, Unlikely Educators

By on April 1st, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm

The Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program is looking to recruit recent math and science college graduates.

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More Teachers Teach Outside Of Expertise In Low-Performing Schools

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: March 27, 2014 at 7:34 pm

In a study by the Florida Department of Education, low-performing schools were found to have a higher number of out-of-field teachers.

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How Florida Pivoted In Replacing the FCAT And What Happens Next

By on March 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: March 24, 2014 at 8:39 am

The state of Florida has accepted a new bid to design and oversee the newest standardized test, which will replace the FCAT beginning next year.

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New Bill Aims to Help Students Manage Money

By on March 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 13, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Florida Bill would require a financial literacy course to be added to high school curriculums.

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Controversial Scores Put Numbers On North Central Florida Teachers’ Success

By on February 26th, 2014 | Last updated: April 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm

The Florida Department of Education’s scoring system for teachers is available for public scrutiny after a legal battle with a Jacksonville newspaper.

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