Category Archives: Education

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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New Round of Fund Allocations Focuses on Increasing UF’s Preexisting Strengths

By on December 6th, 2013 | Last updated: December 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

The second wave of fund allocations for the University of Florida to reach top ten preeminence is underway.

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Alachua Teachers Get Raise While Other Counties Still Waiting

By on December 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

Alachua County teachers receive pay raise after five years of negotiations with the school board. Fifteen other counties are still negotiating deals.

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In Bradford County Schools, Mold Problem Apparently Larger Than Starke Elementary

By on November 30th, 2013 | Last updated: December 2, 2013 at 11:58 am

Former Bradford Union Technical Center teacher Juliana Moore believes the school’s mold is to blame for her health issues. Her claims, as well as a document trail, may point to a larger issue than Starke Elementary’s August mold problem.

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Marshall Criser III Chosen As New State University System Chancellor

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Florida’s Board of Governors met earlier Wednesday and unanimously approved Marshall Criser III to be the new university chancellor.

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Program Gives Laptops To Alachua Students To ‘Bridge Digital Divide’

By on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 9:01 am

A dropout prevention program has given three Alachua County high schools laptops to introduce students to the digital world.

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