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In the News: Conn. Shooting; Skating Canceled; Alachua Near Top of AP Scores; EPA Sues Miami; Rowdy Republicans

By on December 15th, 2012 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 10:54 am

Schools eye plans, calm parents after Conn. attack – The mass killing inside a Connecticut elementary school has educators across the country reviewing their security measures, reassuring parents and asking, “What if?” Tampa Bay Times via AP Miami-Dade schools chief [...]

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Alachua County School Board approves charter school application

By on October 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: October 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm

The Alachua County School Board unanimously approved an application for a nearly year-round charter school on Tuesday, finding that the application met state standards. Boulware Springs Charter School is set to open in July. According to county documents, the superintendent [...]

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Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative awards two Alachua County schools

By on September 24th, 2012 | Last updated: September 26, 2012 at 9:46 am

First lady Michelle Obama’s focus on improving the quality of food in schools has brought attention to the need for Alachua County kids to eat healthier.

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Alachua County schools prepared for allergic reactions with epinephrine

By on September 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Florida lawmakers are pushing for schools to be required to have epinephrine on hand in hopes to counteract allergic reactions in students. Currently, the drug can only be administered if it is prescribed to the student.

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First day of school for many area students

By on August 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Tens of thousands of young students across North Central Florida headed back to school today. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo checked in with Alachua County Schools spokeswoman Jackie Johnson who says overall, the first day of school ran pretty smoothly across [...]

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Longer days for some children in Alachua County

By on August 14th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm

For some students in Alachua County, the school day will be a little longer this year. Seven elementary schools will have their days extended by an hour after they ranked in the 100 lowest performing schools in the state.  

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Local after-school program teaches students life lessons outside of the classroom

By on March 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:51 pm

A local after-school program is helping kids succeed in the classroom. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck reports, this recently revamped program offers three components to strengthen a child academically and build character.

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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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