Tag Archives: Alachua County

More Teachers Teach Outside Of Expertise In Low-Performing Schools

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: March 27, 2014 at 7:34 pm

In a study by the Florida Department of Education, low-performing schools were found to have a higher number of out-of-field teachers.

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Stop Now And Plan Starting At Rawlings Elementary

By on March 20th, 2014 | Last updated: March 20, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Elementary will pilot a behavioral development program for boys, ages 9 to 11, to prevent them from entering the juvenile justice system.

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In The News: Target Breach, Ex-Zimmerman Lawyer Wants Law Revision, Alachua County’s ACA Future, Sessions’ Body Search Continues

By on February 26th, 2014 | Last updated: February 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Target warns data breach could hurt future profit – The discount retailer’s holiday net profit dropped by almost 50 percent in 2013. Target has not been able to estimate future expenses related to the breach, but believes they may have a material adverse effect [...]

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Executive Director of North Central Florida March of Dimes Will Retire

By on February 21st, 2014 | Last updated: February 24, 2014 at 7:17 am

After 25 years with the March of Dimes, Betsy Trent is set to retire on March 1. She is the executive director of the north central Florida division, yet no one has been selected to fill her position at this time.

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Domestic Abuse Network Plans to Expand Facilities

By on February 17th, 2014 | Last updated: February 27, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network plans to kickstart its expansion project with a ground-breaking ceremony on March 4 in its main outreach office in Gainesville, Fla.

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Banyan Biomarkers Inc. Receives Grant to Continue Concussion Research

By on February 5th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Local research company Banyan Biomarkers Inc. received a $300,000 grant in January that will go toward continuing studies on protein testing after head injuries. Researchers say the technology will benefit people with a high risk of frequent head trauma, such as athletes and military personnel.

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Booming Home Sales in Northeast Florida

By on February 1st, 2014 | Last updated: February 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Northeast Florida sees an increase in home sales in 2013. Increase is credited in part to lower unemployment rates.

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City of Gainesville Candidates Announced for March Election

By on January 24th, 2014 | Last updated: January 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Ten candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking office.

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Biomass Plant Still Fuels Complaints From Residents

By on January 24th, 2014 | Last updated: January 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Some Alachua County residents are still hearing noises from the biomass plant, even after the installation of noise-absorbing acoustic panels.

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County Commission Meeting Prompts Homelessness Discussion

By on January 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: January 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

The Alachua County Commission did not reach a final decision on converting the Gainesville Correctional Institution into a homeless center.

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