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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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Alachua County Schools Receive Competitive Counseling Grant

By on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Alachua County is one of 35 counties in the country to receive a competitive counseling grant of about $1 million for Project Fortify. The money will provide additional social workers and psychologists to four elementary schools in the school district.

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Alachua County Holds Second Public Forum In School Superintendent Search

By on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Alachua County Public Schools district hosts a series of public forum to address concerns in the search for a new superintendent.

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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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