In a study of 34 developed nations, American students ranked 25th in mathematics, 17th in science and 14th in reading skills. Members of a University of Florida student group called “Gators Can” say they believe these low rankings point out a serious problem for the country’s education. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports how these students are trying to solve the issue while spreading awareness.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPEducationalSummit.mp3]
Over the past few months, Alachua County has seen encouraging trends with COVID-19 cases. In the latest weekly report, Alachua County has seen about 100 positive cases, down from over 1,000 cases two months ago. Alachua County Public Schools are noticing similar data for their students and employees.