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By Emily Miller 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 [...]
By Cassandra Vangellow 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.
By Alexys Martinez 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.
By Steven Gallo 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 [...]
By Steven Gallo 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.
By Kelsey Peck 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.
By Sanika Dange 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 [...]
By Corey Bachman 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 [...]