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By Rachel Crosby on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm
State Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda proposed a 7 percent pay raise for state employees and government professionals. Funding would come from the current budget surplus as well as more efficiently collecting taxes.
By Jensen Werley on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 24, 2013 at 12:57 pm
Gov. Rick Scott proposed a $2,500 pay raise for full-time teachers in a speech at Ocoee Middle School in Orlando. His proposal must be approved by state legislature and comes after another proposal to increase K-12 funding.
By Shaneece Dixon on January 17th, 2013 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 10:35 am
Gainesville SDS, a student group based in the University of Florida, protests against tuition increases outside of the Florida Board of Governors meeting at Emerson Alumni Hall.
By Michal Higdon on January 17th, 2013 | Last updated: January 17, 2013 at 5:15 pm
Among other positive changes in higher education governance, the University of Florida is awarded $3.75 million for high performance.
By April Lanuza on January 8th, 2013 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 2:01 pm
Home ec classes used to be all the rage in high school. Now, they’ve all but disappeared. Why?
By Forrest Smith on January 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 11:13 am
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and Gainesville Police Department will be greeting students, parents and teachers when public schools resume tomorrow. In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Connecticut last month, local law enforcement will have officers [...]
By Kristen Botica on December 19th, 2012 | Last updated: December 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm
The My Brother’s Keeper program at Santa Fe College pairs African American male students with mentors.
By Danny Gibble on December 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm
Gov. Rick Scott talked about his plans for making Florida education better and more affordable.
By Lauren Verno on December 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm
Twelve schools throughout Florida have won the Healthy Schools program’s Gold Award to honor its nutrition choices.