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By Jessica Kegu on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 5:43 pm
This year, Florida schools will receive $134.6 million in performance-related funds, with $2,139,922 of that going to schools in the Gainesville area.
By Joe Lancos on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm
Area educators will begin to prepare for the major, national changes to the GED test in 2014.
By Branden Snodgrass on February 20th, 2013 | Last updated: February 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm
Florida ranked No. 4 in the nation for the percentage of public high school graduates passing Advanced Placement exams. According to College Board’s 9th annual AP report, 27.3 percent of state graduates scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam.
By Jensen Werley on February 20th, 2013 | Last updated: February 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm
The Marion County School Board is currently examining the issue of reinstating paddling as a form of disciplinary action.
By Audreyanna Loguerre on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm
Parents who want their children to attend school during the 2013-2014 school year outside their current zoned schools can still submit applications until Feb. 15.
By Brittany Bassler on February 4th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm
Gov. Rick Scott has announced a plan to have students finish college in four years that would free up space at universities. Scott wants students to experience locked tuition while they are in school in exchange for leaving within four years.
By Lauren Verno on January 30th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 1:45 pm
Santa Fe College is joining 22 other Florida state colleges in offering Gov. Rick Scott’s $10,000 bachelor’s degree program.
By Rachel Crosby on January 30th, 2013 | Last updated: January 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm
Gov. Rick Scott plans to pledge over a billion dollars to public schools in the next fiscal year.
By Shaneece Dixon on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: January 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm
A day after announcing his proposal to give full-time public school teachers a $2,500 pay raise statewide, many Florida teachers are questioning Gov. Rick Scott’s true motives in increasing educators’ wages.
By Leah Harding on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 2:37 pm
Since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month, deputies have been reassigned to each elementary school in Alachua County with hopes of increasing school security.