Tag Archives: Education

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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Machen Outlines Major Initiatives For Last Year As UF President

By on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 4:59 pm

During a discussion on Wednesday with the Retired Faculty of UF, Bernie Machen outlined the three initiatives he plans to focus on in his last year as president.

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In the News: Marissa Alexander Gets New Trial, Magnet Program Expansion, Dream Defenders, Florida GOP Talks Budget

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 11:21 am

Florida woman jailed for firing ‘warning shot’ at husband wins new trial – A new trial has been ordered for Marissa Alexander, who was given a 20-year prison sentence after firing a warning shot to ward off her abusive husband. […]

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UF Law School Honors Professor Fletcher Baldwin For 50 Years Of Teaching

By on September 19th, 2013 | Last updated: September 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Baldwin is still teaching constitutional law and he has no plans for retirement: “My body will tell me when to retire.”

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