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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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Funding Still Needed For Starke Elementary Repairs

By on October 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 18, 2013 at 11:28 am

Workers at Starke Elementary School help to insure the building will be safe for students by March 18, 2014. The school was closed Aug. 23 due to mold, and students were relocated to nearby schools.

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Once Mold Is Gone, Starke Elementary Will Reopen In March 2014

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Starke Elementary School will reopen March 18th, according to a Bradford County School District press release. The school was closed Aug. 23 after a building health report determined there was a mold problem. Students resumed classes at alternate locations on Sept. 3.

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Senators Discuss Immigrant Tuition Equity On UF’s Campus

By and on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Senators spoke on a panel at the University of Florida to discuss tuition equity for immigrants with students, faculty and community members.

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