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Buchholz Students Plant Produce In Education Training Program

By on October 31st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 9:29 am

Student participants of the Growing Education Training program in Alachua County help plant and maintain produce at Cymplify Central. Their produce will be served at Cymply Fresh, a new Gainesville restaurant opening in mid-November.

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College Ranking Scales Changing, Adapting

By on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 9:40 pm

The college ranking game is changing, with university reviewers switching their focus toward the cost pay-off for the average student. New criteria is being considered for college ranking scores.

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Florida Senate Bill Could Require High Schools To Offer College Prep Class

By on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 10:53 am

A new Florida Senate bill would require all Florida high schools to provide a college and career readiness class. If passed, students will be required to take an career interest exam to better plan their high school curriculum.

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Alachua County School Board Hunting For Its New Superintendent

By on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Alachua County School Board members held the first of three forums to gather community input on what qualities are most important in the next superintendent of Alachua County Public Schools.

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Substitute Teachers Will No Longer Fill Empty Full-Time Positions

By on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 30, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Marion County School District can no longer fill empty full-time positions with substitute teachers after a ruling on Monday.

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Clay County School Board Members To Investigate Superintendent’s Conference

By on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Investigation will soon be underway to determine whether Republican Clay County Superintendent Charlie Van Zant Jr. used taxpayer money to sponsor an American history conference without school board approval.

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Suwannee County School District Still Facing Civil Rights Allegations

By on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

The Souther Poverty Law Center has alleged that the Suwannee County School District has policies that remove African-American students from class about twice as often as white counterparts. Complaints filed by the SPLC last year were approved by the Department of Education and have been forwarded to the Office of Civil Rights

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North Central Florida Schools Include Halloween Themes to Complement Curriculum

By on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 8:36 am

As the Halloween season creeps forward, some schools are choosing to include Halloween themes in students’ lesson plans. However, for Putnam and Columbia County, school districts are focusing on keeping the themes in line with lesson plans.

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Be More Heroic Instructs Fort Clarke Students Through Anti-Bullying Campaign

By on October 24th, 2013 | Last updated: November 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Students at Fort Clarke Middle School learned about the values of positivity and love at a school-wide assembly Thursday.

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Who’s Responsible For Stopping Cyber-bullying?

By on October 20th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 2:58 pm

A Facebook posting this past weekend — what sounds like a cold-hearted admission — prompted this week’s arrest of two Polk County girls. Law enforcement there says incessant bullying led to the suicide of their classmate.

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