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Category Archives: Education
By Jeanna Arroyo and Abbey Taub on September 18th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 9:04 am
The Alachua County School Board met Wednesday morning to discuss the district’s search for a new superintendent and appointed Hershel Lyons as the interim.
By James Thieke on September 18th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 9:50 pm
At Charles W. Duval Elementary School in Gainesville, there was one teacher who stood out for her fun-loving teaching techniques. “The kids knew, when you get to fifth grade, you get to have Ms. Merriex,” said Wanza Wakeley, former Duval [...]
By James Thieke on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm
Santa Fe College gained one of the largest geological collections in North Florida for its natural history exhibit. The exhibit contains petrified wood, dinosaur fossils, a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite and other various minerals in over 24 glass display cases.
By Chabeli Herrera on September 4th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 7:39 am
Learning labs in Alachua County schools are making virtual classes accessible to students without losing key funding to Florida Virtual School.
By Jennifer Cole on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: August 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm
As a new school year begins in Bradford County, an elementary school principal says, “Students are not dreaming the way they used to.” Stephanie Nash of Brooker Elementary, above, is one teacher trying to find a remedy.
By Colleen Wright on August 27th, 2013 | Last updated: August 29, 2013 at 9:00 am
Recycled cardboard boxes have replaced fidgety schoolchildren for now in kindergarten classroom 203 at the vacant Starke Elementary School.
By Forrest Smith on August 27th, 2013 | Last updated: August 27, 2013 at 9:28 am
Starke Elementary will re-open Sept. 3, once mold issues are solved. In the meantime students who attend the school will be relocated to nearby area schools.
By Viana Bhagan on August 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: August 22, 2013 at 5:40 pm
Starke Elementary School will be closed on Friday, Aug. 23 because of mold. Students will return to classes at alternate schools on Sept. 3.
By Brandan McCalla on August 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: August 2, 2013 at 4:01 pm
On Wednesday, 164 university presidents, including the University of Florida’s Bernie Machen, wrote an open letter to President Barack Obama and Congress voicing their concerns about the widening “innovation deficit” created by federal cuts in research and higher education. “Innovation” [...]
By Shaneece Dixon on June 7th, 2013 | Last updated: June 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm
WUFT recently analyzed salaries and benefits for teachers in select North Central Florida counties. Florida is $10,000 less than the national average, and the situation is equally grim in Alachua, Marion, Putnam and other counties.