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By Chip Skambis on October 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm
The Florida Department of Education’s 5-year plan sets student achievement goals that differ between racial groups.
By Eneisy Rodriguez on October 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm
UF’s College of Education will receive $25 million over the next five years to help improve the education of special and general education teachers.
By Kelly Price on September 17th, 2012 | Last updated: September 18, 2012 at 9:10 am
One week ago, Gov. Rick Scott embarked on a state-wide “listening tour” to talk with Florida’s teachers, parents and students amid state- and nationwide concern about education sparked by the Chicago teachers’ strike. Alachua County teachers union president Karen McCann [...]
By WUFT News on September 14th, 2012 | Last updated: September 17, 2012 at 9:41 am
More fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and no trans-fat. Those are some of the new guidelines appearing on Alachua County public school students’ lunch trays this fall. The newer, healthier standards are being implemented as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
By Sami Main on September 14th, 2012 | Last updated: September 14, 2012 at 11:41 am
In order to combat the controversial film, “Innocence of Muslims,” the Council for American-Islamic Relations released a new round of education about the Prophet Mohammed.
By Catherine Awasthi on August 14th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm
As school supplies are flying off the shelves and lesson plans are perfected, the Florida Department of Education is also making some final preparations for the start of the new public school year. It has been a very active past [...]
By Brittany Wienke on May 18th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:33 am
In a reaction to dramatically lower-than-expected FCAT writing scores from fourth, eighth, and 10th grade students, the Florida Board of Education lowered the passing score. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports that even though students in Alachua County did better [...]
By Lauren Rautenkranz on May 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:35 am
Teachers deal with many challenges every day. The recent fiasco with the FCAT writes scores attests to that. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, whether it’s new curriculum or dealing with standardized tests, two teachers at different ends of [...]
By Marc Whiteman on April 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:37 am
Governor Rick Scott’s veto of a bill to allow two state universities to raise tuition by 15% has administrators scrambling and their students celebrating. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports:
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 [...]