Lauren Rautenkranz

Lauren is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

Teachers coping with standardized tests

Teachers deal with many challenges every day. The recent fiasco with the FCAT writes scores attests to that. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, whether it’s new curriculum or dealing with standardized tests, two teachers at different ends of the experience scale in Alachua county are overcoming these obstacles. …

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The struggles of those who teach

Teachers deal with many challenges every day. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz  reports, whether it’s new curriculum or dealing with standardized tests, two teachers at different ends of the experience scale in Alachua County are overcoming these obstacles. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/RAUTENKRANZFINALPROJECT.mp3]

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With summer travel around the corner, gas prices showing hope

For the first time this year, motorists are paying less at the pump than at this time last year- an average of $3.80 per gallon. AAA South Senior Motor Club Manager John Albright says this decrease will have a direct effect on summer travelers. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Albright1.mp3] Albright says motorists should check …

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Budget cuts hurt the poorest of the poor

With Governor Rick Scott’s $2-million veto, legal aid services all across Florida are seeing major cuts. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM Lauren Rautenkranz spoke with Three Rivers Legal Services Executive Director Allison Thompson about how low-income residents in North Florida are facing a shortage of free legal advice. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPThompsonQALowIncomeLaurenRautenkranz.mp3]

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Taking civics class to the next level

Santa Fe College is one of ten community colleges nationwide selected to promote civic engagement and democratic learning in its curriculum. Democracy Project Co-Director Marilyn Tubb says the college was a great choice for this group. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Tubb1.mp3] Tubb says Santa Fe will receive a $7,500 grant for faculty members to …

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Fire officials work to contain County Line fire

The County Line fire in the Osceola National Forest is now about 25% contained, although Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz says the atmosphere around the fire will remain smokey for some time. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/LAURENVOICER.mp3] More visibilty issues nearing the County Line fire Smokey roadways approaching the County Line fire The roadways heading …

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