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

Florida releases teacher evaluations, Alachua fairs well

In a report released Thursday, many teachers were evaluated based on a new value-added score method and reviews by the principals of their school. Many educators are in an uproar about the scores because of inconsistencies between districts and because many teachers have yet to be evaluated.

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UF political science professor analyzes John Edwards trial

It’s day two in court for John Edwards. The two-time presidential candidate is indicted on 6 charges of his money dealings during his campaign, where he’s charged with slugshing illegal money to hide his pregnant mistress, Rielle Hunter. Edwards could face up to 30 years in prison. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s …

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Rubio back in potential VP spotlight

U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio from Florida appeared in Pennslyvania today alongside presumptive GOP-nominee Mitt Romney bringing simmering discussions to a boil as to whether the former Massachusetts governor had selected his running mate. Florida’a 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman spoke with University of Florida Political Science Professor Dan Smith on Romney’s options at …

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The danger of student stress

During this time of year, with finals approaching for many college students, it’s natural for those under pressure to get stressed. At times, that stress can turn into depression. Though the death of a University of Florida student on Sunday has not been declared a suicide at this time, police believe Michael …

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No grand jury for Trayvon Martin case

Authorities say gunfire knocked out a window on a police cruiser parked near the town home community where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. This comes a day after special prosecutor to the case, Angela Corey, decided that she will be the one to …

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