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Taking aim at teacher tenure at community colleges

A proposed bill by the Florida House of Representatives education subcommittee would eliminate multi-year contracts for all of Florida’s community and state college employees, much like what was done for Florida public school teachers. WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson has the story of how some colleges are reacting. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/KAPstatetenureWRAP.mp3]

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Alachua county legislative day

A handful of local residents were in Talahassee on Wednesday to show legislators how great it is to live in Alachua County. This year’s theme was “Lucky to Live in Alachua County.” Students, teachers, and senior citizens went on the trip. Executive director for Alachua County Legislative Day, Sandie Calkins …

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Area teachers react to the teacher merit pay bill

The Florida House of Representatives approved a proposal by a party line vote of 80 to 39 for the teacher merit pay bill. The new version is designed to mirror Florida’s plan for a $700 million federal race to the Top Education Grant. But, as Florida’s 89-point-one’s Lauren Buchwald reports, …

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Rethinking merit pay for teachers

Lawmakers in the Florida House of Representatives will weigh in on a controversial bill already passed in the state Senate today. The bill proposes a new system of teacher merit pay in Florida. More on this story with WUFT FM’s 89.1 Natalie Beigel. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/TeacherMeritPaywrap.mp3]

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Eastside High School wins state culinary competition

Several student chefs from Eastside High School will be moving on to the National Competition, after they won the state championship in this weekend’s (3/12-3/13) annual Pro-Start Culinary Teams Competition. The students won in the different team and individual medals, and came back with more than $100,000 in student scholarships. …

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Florida Senate works to prevent "unspoken abuse"

While state lawmakers heading to Tallahassee to tackle the budget and education, federal lawmakers are taking a look at potential elder care issues. As WUFT-F-M’s Stephanie Brown reports, Congressmen are helping the elderly keep track of their own money. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ELDERABUSEWRAP.mp3]

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Awake the state rallies held across Florida

Floridians concerned about legislative proposals to cut billions from public schools took to the streets today in what they’re calling an “Awake The State” campaign. WUFT’s Chris Peralta has more: [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/rallieforweb.mp3]

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