Tag Archives: Education

New Bill Aims to Help Students Manage Money

By on March 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 13, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Florida Bill would require a financial literacy course to be added to high school curriculums.

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In The News: Obama’s Approval Record, Jolly Defeats Sink, Last Grandy’s in Florida to Close, Pre-K Program Helps Students Prepare

By on March 12th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 10:40 am

Poll: Obama approval at record low– President Obama’s approval rate is at an all-time low at 41 percent, according to a poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. Disapproval is at 54 percent, which could hinder those who [...]

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In the News: Senate Advances “Revenge Porn” Bill, “Florida GI” Bill Passes, FCAT During Passover, Disney’s “Frozen” Work of Devil Pastor Says

By on March 11th, 2014 | Last updated: March 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Bill could make Revenge porn illegal in Florida – A new bill that would penalize the posting of “revenge porn” on social media is being advanced in the state senate. The bill would make spreading nude or explicit images of [...]

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Students Support Teacher Suspended After Fight Over Alleged Affair

By on February 7th, 2014 | Last updated: February 11, 2014 at 7:14 am

A Putnam County High School teacher was suspended for fighting a district employee over an alleged affair. Following his suspension, the teacher’s students showed up to a school board meeting to show their support.

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Marion County Commission Adds Millage Tax to Ballot for Teacher Raises

By on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 12:46 pm

The property tax revenue would help fund educational salaries and arts programs.

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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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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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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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In The News: Three Gainesville TV Stations Bought Out, Florida Gas Prices Drop, Diana Nyad Goes to NYC, Program Continues Running After Gov. Shutdown

By on October 8th, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm

$10 million donation to Benefit Head Start – The National Head Start Association has received a $10 million donation to help keep the program running during the federal government shutdown. Head Start programs, which focus on early education for low-income [...]

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Veterans, Undocumented Students Campaign For In-State Tuition

By on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm

(Photo: Matthew Spence/Flickr)
Veterans and undocumented students are pushing for a change in the state policy that forces them to pay out-of-state tuition. The FSU Veterans Center, UF Students for a Democratic Society and CHISPAS UF are protesting the current policy.

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