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Alachua County School Buses Now Scan Student IDs

By on September 9th, 2014 | Last updated: September 12, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Students are now using IDs to board Alachua County school buses. The new system will help keep track of students’ whereabouts as they get on and off buses.

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Kindergarteners’ parents invited to preview schools at Round-Up

By on April 30th, 2013 | Last updated: April 30, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Parents of children who will be entering kindergarten in Alachua County this fall are invited to tour schools and meet staff at the Kindergarten Round-Up Wednesday.

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Local teachers file lawsuit over evaluation legislation

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Janine Plavac and Kim Cook are two of the teachers involved in a lawsuit against both the state and district school boards. The suit has filed in response to legislation that requires teachers to be evaluated from student test scores.

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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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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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Florida releases teacher evaluations, Alachua fairs well

By , and 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.

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Tax referendum allows voters to decide on arts education

By on November 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm

A tax referendum on the November ballot allows Alachua County voters to decide whether to continue publicly funding arts and music programs in local schools.

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More than half of Alachua County highschoolers outperform state peers on FCAT

By on May 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:08 am

The Florida Department of Education reported Alachua County high school students outperformed their peers statewide on the new FCAT biology and geometry tests. Alachua County School spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says that she is not surprised with the scores.    Johnson also added with […]

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