Category Archives: Education
Sunlake High School science teachers take advantage of the school’s recent bat infestations and use it as an opportunity to teach their students more about bats.
Loften High School’s Growing Education Training program is bringing job skills and healthy living to intellectually disabled students. The gardening-based program hopes to bring the students’ products to local school cafeterias.
Funding for Orange Grove Text Plus, an open-acess textbook initiative, can make textbooks even more affordable than e-textbooks. If enacted, it could cost students almost nothing.
Florida Prepaid College plans have dropped nearly 50 percent in price due to new legislation. Families that enrolled after 2008 are also eligible for refunds or reduced monthly fees.
Dr. W. Kent Fuchs and Dr. David W. McLaughlin move forward in the search for a new president for the University of Florida. Dr. Sibrandes Poppema was not selected to continue on in the presidential search.
Parents and teachers in Alachua County spoke out against elementary school standardized testing they say is too advanced. Students in kindergarten through second grade are expected to take up to nine state-required tests.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office launched a program to educate the community about life in jail. A mobile jail cell called the “jail on wheels” shows the typical specifications of a jail cell and is housed in a standard utility trailer.
Beginning Sept. 20, families that purchase a Florida Prepaid College Plan may receive refund benefits, price reductions and waived enrollment fees. Payment reductions will be applied to Prepaid Plans and refund checks will be processed and mailed within four to six weeks after.
A Clay County mother has filed a complaint with FERPA after her daughter was told to wear a pair of red pants and a bright yellow T-shirt with the words “Dress Code Violation” visibly printed on both. The punishment came after an Oakleaf High School teacher said the student’s skirt was too short.
According to a letter from the Alachua County Superintendent of Schools Owen Roberts, FAIR testing for students in kindergarten through the second grade has been cancelled for the year. The test will be temporarily replaced by an observational sheet for each student.