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UF students to see fee increase

University of Florida students will be seeing their fees raising this coming semester. The UF board of trustees approved a $2-per-credit-hour fee over a conference call earlier this afternoon. The fee would increase from $4.76 to $6.76. The fee increase does not apply to graduate students. After a roll call, newly appointed …

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FCAT scores affecting more than just students

In a reaction to dramatically lower-than-expected FCAT writing scores from fourth, eighth, and 10th grade students, the Florida Board of Education lowered the passing score. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports that even though students in Alachua County did better than average based on the new standards, this might not …

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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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UF’s reserve funds may help cushion some budget cuts

University of Florida President Bernie Machen is suggesting the school’s reserve funds may help delay budget cuts. President Machen says people should keep in mind reserves aren’t a solution to the cuts. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports on the details of these reserves, and UF’s current budget proposal standing. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPBudgetCutsNS.mp3]

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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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SFC grads caged in no longer

The Santa Fe Teaching Zoo will graduate 38 student zookeepers from the Zoo Animal Technology Program today. Director of Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo Jonathan Miot says the college’s program is unique because it gives students on job experience in the accredited teaching zoo. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/05/Miot1.mp3] The graduates will receive an …

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UF grads preparing for the next step

Thousands of University of Florida students prepare to walk across stage this weekend to mark the end of their “college years”. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Fernanda Ponce says this final step is a start of a new beginning. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/05/GraduationWrap.mp3]

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