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By Faithful Okoye on April 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm
During this year’s FCAT testing, fifth- and sixth-graders as well as ninth-graders will be using computers for testing. The Boston Marathon’s bombing suspect is being questioned by FBI investigators. The answers are mostly in writing due to a gunshot wound [...]
By Erik Ugartachea on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 15, 2013 at 4:53 pm
The FCAT standardized test begins today in Alachua County schools.
By Jessica Kegu 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.
By Kelsey Meany, Marc Whiteman and Stephanie Denardo on December 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm
In a report released Thursday, many teachers were evaluated based on a new value-added score method and reviews by the principals of their school. Many educators are in an uproar about the scores because of inconsistencies between districts and because many teachers have yet to be evaluated.
By Kelly Price on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm
Sweetwater Branch Academy Elementary School faces possible closure from the state due to two consecutive years of F ratings and poor test scores.
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 Robert Lopez on August 1st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm
Public education in the State of Florida has been making headlines this year with changes to the state’s standardized test, the FCAT, as well as the recent resignation of Florida education commissioner Gerard Robinson. WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez spoke with Florida [...]
By Front Page Edition on July 17th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm
By Blake Alderman – WUFT-FM School grades are out, and the Alachua County Public School District got some bad news. The district grade just dropped to a “B”. The grading system is based off of the past year’s FCAT scores. Florida’s 89.1 [...]
By Front Page Edition on May 18th, 2012 | Last updated: October 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm
By Brittany Wienke – WUFT-FM 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 [...]