Tag Archives: Alachua County education

Book Lovers Celebrate Banned Books Week

By on October 5th, 2015 | Last updated: October 5, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Annual Banned Books Week from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3 was celebrated at UF in the Plaza of the Americas on Thursday. Students read literature aloud from different authors who’s work has been challenged in public schools. The goal for Banned Books Week is to celebrate the liberty to read.

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School grades are in and Alachua County’s score drops

By on July 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm

School grades are out, and the Alachua County Public School District got some bad news. The district grade just dropped to a “B”.  The grading system is based off of the past year’s FCAT scores. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports officials […]

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New Alachua County elementary school begins construction

By on June 8th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

By Sanika Dange – WUFT-FM School district officials say construction on Alachua County’s newest elementary school is setting standards higher. It will open in time for fall of 20-12 and will relieve overpopulated school zones on the western side of […]

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Students begin FCAT 2.0

By on April 11th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Students will take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test for four days beginning today (4/11). The rebooted FCAT 2.0 is designed to evaluate skills students should be able to master under new state standards. Alachua County Schools Spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says […]

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