As summer comes to an end, teachers are preparing for the first day of classes. Marion County teacher Chris Carlisle starts his first day of teaching at West Port High School on Monday. Carlisle was a lawyer for several years before becoming a teacher at a community college. Carlisle says he has been in training and orientations all week in preparation for the first day.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/08/New-Teacher-QA.mp3|titles=New Teacher Q&A]
The dreams of 13 Colombian students came true when Gainesville's Eastside High School opened its doors for them to experience American culture and education for two weeks.