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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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New Report Cards Assess Polk County Students’ Health and Fitness

By on January 29th, 2014 | Last updated: January 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Students in Polk County will be taking home two different report cards this term. The second report, the Fitnessgram, will be an evaluation of their health and fitness levels.

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Schools Prepare to Bid Farewell to the FCAT

By on January 27th, 2014 | Last updated: January 30, 2014 at 10:54 am

Students in Florida public schools will take the FCAT this spring despite earlier plans to phase out that test in favor of one that measures the new Common Core curriculum, which some districts have already implemented.

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Florida First Lady Concludes Statewide Literacy Tour

By on January 17th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 10:05 am

Ann Scott traveled throughout the state, reading to students and awarding their literacy achievements.

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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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