A senior official from the U.S. Department of Education paid a visit to two Gainesville schools today (June 2nd). Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs and Outreach Massie Ritsch toured Eastside High School and Stephen Foster Elementary Schools and met with members of the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce. Ritsch talked with WUFT’s Erica Cordell and says he was here to discuss President Barack Obama’s blueprint for revising the elementary and secondary education act and other initiatives.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/89educator.mp3]
Lincoln High School has an important history, and this part of the Gainesville community is fighting to remember it
Gainesville's only all-Black secondary school was forced to close its doors mid-semester during the 1969-1970 school year.