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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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Transformation Taking Place At Sidney Lanier Center

By on February 20th, 2014 | Last updated: February 26, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Improvements taking root at the Sidney Lanier Center with the help of Project Makeover.

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Ocala Magnet School Brings Robot, Community to Life

By on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm

As an Ocala school’s magnet program prepares to compete in the annual FIRST Robotics Regional Competition, the program continues to teach its students valuable life skills by involving them in the community.

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Lafayette educational professionals see delayed pay increase, lack of funds

By on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Lafayette County education staff receive pay increases 7 months late.

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Students Support Teacher Suspended After Fight Over Alleged Affair

By on February 7th, 2014 | Last updated: February 11, 2014 at 7:14 am

A Putnam County High School teacher was suspended for fighting a district employee over an alleged affair. Following his suspension, the teacher’s students showed up to a school board meeting to show their support.

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Marion County Commission Adds Millage Tax to Ballot for Teacher Raises

By on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 12:46 pm

The property tax revenue would help fund educational salaries and arts programs.

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