Tag Archives: Education

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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Alachua Schools Assistant Superintendent Named Interim Leader

By and on September 18th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 9:04 am

The Alachua County School Board met Wednesday morning to discuss the district’s search for a new superintendent and appointed Hershel Lyons as the interim.

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In The News: Casey Anthony In Court, Silver Springs Joins State Park System, Suwannee Girl on ‘X-Factor’, Fla. Picks New Commissioner

By on September 17th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 11:33 am

Casey Anthony lawyers back in court today for bankruptcy hearing – Casey Anthony’s bankruptcy will be back in court today for a hearing on a pair of complaints filed by people suing her for defamation. Roy Kronk and Zenaida Gonzalez [...]

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In the News: Florida Increases Education Spending, Rick Scott Business-Friendly During Re-election Bid, House GOP Delays Financing Legislation, Casey Anthony Forced to Testify

By on September 14th, 2013 | Last updated: September 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Florida Had Second-Largest 2013 Education Funding Increase, Study Says – Florida still spends 3.9 percent less on education than it did in 2008 before the Great Recession, despite having the second-largest increase in education spending for the 2013-2014 budget year. [...]

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