Tag Archives: public education

UF professor discusses life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By and on January 18th, 2014 | Last updated: January 19, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Sharon Austin, director of UF African-American studies, shares her knowledge of the civil rights leader’s life and accomplishments.

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Florida teachers skeptical of Gov. Scott’s pay raise proposal

By and on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm

A day after announcing his proposal to give full-time public school teachers a $2,500 pay raise statewide, many Florida teachers are questioning Gov. Rick Scott’s true motives in increasing educators’ wages.

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Gov. Scott makes education priority

By on September 20th, 2012 | Last updated: September 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

After visiting schools throughout Florida, Gov. Rick Scott announced that education will be his new priority.

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Teachers union president talks about how to improve education

By 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 [...]

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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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