Education

Schools cope with budget cuts

With public schools now looking at how to make up for their reduced budget from the state, Alachua County Assistant Superintendent for Planning and Budget Keith Birkett says the area should be able to maintain current services. “We’ve been intentionally building what we call recurring reserves over the past two …

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Schools prepare for budget cuts

Now that the state Legislature has passed their relatively austere 70-billion dollar budget this past weekend….many state agencies and programs are re-assessing their own budgets…including several area schools. WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/schoolbudgetwrapforweb.mp3]

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Florida schools bracing for cuts

Alachua County Public Schools are looking at $16 million in cuts under the proposed state budget, and School Board Member Gunnar Paulson says that may affect the quality of education overall. “You can only cut so long, and after so much money it’s going to start having an effect on …

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Alachua County students are on the "write" track

Alachua County Public School students earned higher marks than last year on the FCAT writing test they took back in March. The writing results released today show the district’s scores above the state averages in elementary and high school and matching the state average in middle school. Alachua County Public …

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Graduation ceremonies underway at UF and SFC

Students in caps and gowns step on the football field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to take pictures today. This is a first experience for some, but it will be the last time for all as thousands of Gators graduate this weekend. The graduations mark the end of the students’ …

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Study abroad experiences relocate

University of Florida students planning to study abroad this summer in Japan through the University are going to need a change of plans. Due to the natural disasters and political unrest that has plagued Japan in recent months, the University of Florida has decided to switch their study abroad program …

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Eastside High School math team in national final round

A team of Eastside High School students is in New York City for the final round of a national math competition. Groups from across the nation were given a real-life problem and the teams with the best solutions are now competing to win Moody’s Mega Math Challenge. Eastside High School …

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State senators tackle class size issue

The State Senate has approved a bill which would loosen limits on class sizes. It would reduce the number of core courses covered by class size requirements from 849 to 304. The bill now moves on to the House for voting.

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