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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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In the News: Bill Cervone’s Defender Investigation, No GI Bill Records, Officers Prep for Labor Day, Florida Refuses Bike Path Money

By on August 30th, 2013 | Last updated: August 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Special prosecutor to investigate Public Defender Matt Shirk’s office – Florida Gov. Rick Scott has appointed state attorney Bill Cervone to investigate allegations about questionable behavior in the office of Public Defender Matt Shirk. Jacksonville.com Florida Ranks High In GI […]

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Florida bill cracks down on cyber bullying in schools

By on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 23, 2013 at 5:45 pm

A Florida senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would allow schools to more strictly discipline cyber bullies.

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Gov. Scott addresses variety of issues in WLRN interview

By on March 21st, 2013 | Last updated: March 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott spoke with Miami Herald/WLRN reporter Phil Latzman while he was in Miami this week about a wide variety of issues including the his hopes for this legislative session, his political turn to the left, his support of Medicaid expansion and teacher raises, the issue of internet cafes; plus how to choose a new lieutenant, guns, jobs, the texting-while-driving ban and more.

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Arts benefit at P.K. Yonge to help provide student resources, funding

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm

A special benefit fundraiser will be held Thursday to support the fund and creative arts at the school. The event will run from 5 p.m. to about 10 p.m., and will include visual art displays, student musical performances and refreshments.

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Florida schools to receive extra $134 million for improved student performances

By on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 5:43 pm

This year, Florida schools will receive $134.6 million in performance-related funds, with $2,139,922 of that going to schools in the Gainesville area.

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GED test changes coming in 2014

By on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Area educators will begin to prepare for the major, national changes to the GED test in 2014.

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Florida ranks in top five for passing AP exams

By on February 20th, 2013 | Last updated: February 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Florida ranked No. 4 in the nation for the percentage of public high school graduates passing Advanced Placement exams. According to College Board’s 9th annual AP report, 27.3 percent of state graduates scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam.

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