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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 Blake Alderman on July 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm
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 WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports officials [...]
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 Jillian Baach on April 9th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm
Some Florida tenth graders will be retaking their FCAT’s this week. With the state having increased it’s testing standards, schools are dedicating more time in the classroom to prepare their students. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jillian Baach reports on how one [...]
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 [...]