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Keeping kids safe during summer break

School is almost out, and that means it’s time for families to start enjoying their summer. Many times, parents take this opportunity to send their kids to summer camp. WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has the details on some new changes, and why parents can feel even more safe about sending their …

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Teachers anxious about just who will get a pink slip

Several hundred Alachua County teachers aren’t sure where their next paycheck will come from. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Aneta Kozub reports the school district won’t have the answer for them until the state settles on a budget. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AlachuaTeachersWrap.mp3]

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Middle school students get a musical suprise

Students at Lake Weir Middle School were presented with more than $20,000 in instruments for the band program. The brass and percussion instruments were donated this morning by Fidelity Investments. The gift far exceeds the school’s average yearly band budget of $2,500. Marion County Public Schools Spokesman Kevin Christian says …

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Buchholz High School and state competition add up to victory

Buchholz High School has broken a state record. Buchholz students won two of the three math divisons in the state high school math competition to achieve the most consecutive state titles ever for a Florida high school. WUFT’s Corey Bachman talked with Buchholz Assistant Principal David Shelnutt about the students …

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Students begin FCAT 2.0

Students will take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test for four days beginning today (4/11). The rebooted FCAT 2.0 is designed to evaluate skills students should be able to master under new state standards. Alachua County Schools Spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says the main priority for teachers in Alachua County is to …

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Educators and students take their message to Tallahassee

With the economy in shambles and Florida’s budget in a massive deficit, everyone is trying to save money any way they can. But with recent legislative bills making life more expensive for state employees, many of them took to the state capital today to voice their opinions. From Tallahassee, WUFT’s …

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Dim future for Bright Futures

Students may face cuts to Bright Futures due to a large state deficit. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT– FM’s Lysette Portales reports, these cuts will affect many students. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BrightFuturesWrap.mp3]

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