Tag Archives: Florida Department of Education

School nutrition changes

By Robert Lopez WUFT-FM In the first overhaul of school nutrition in 15 years, all schools around the country must be in compliance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new school food rules this school year.  Florida schools have dealt with this change by moving control of the school lunch program from …

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More than half of Alachua County highschoolers outperform state peers on FCAT

The Florida Department of Education reported Alachua County high school students outperformed their peers statewide on the new FCAT biology and geometry tests. Alachua County School spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says that she is not surprised with the scores. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Johnson1FCATMay.mp3] Johnson also added with the new testing things are all new, but the …

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Education chancellor tours SFC technology facilities

The New Chancellor for the Florida Department of Education Rod Duckworth visited Santa Fe College this morning. With a strong interest in Biotechnology, Chancellor Duckworth had the chance to see the facilities the SFC has to offer. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Maria Tridas reports, SFC faculty say their advanced facilites at …

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Gilchrist County school system achieves top 5 ranking

The Gilchrist County School District is ranked fifth in the list of 67 state school districts in a ranking released by the Florida Department of Education today. Though Gilchrist County is one of the smaller Florida counties, Gilchrist County School Superintendent Don Thomas says the real secret to a successful …

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Class size fines under review

The Alachua County school district is beginning to review a potential fine it faces because of class size violations. Public Schools Spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says the district knew there would be a penalty because it was unwilling to compromise education to meet the class size limits. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/JOHNSON4.mp3] She says the district …

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FCAT scores in for Alachua County 3rd graders

The Florida Department of Education released scores from the 2011 FCAT for local third-graders today. Over seventy percent of Alachua County’s third-graders were judged proficient in both reading and math. Alachua County School Board Deputy Superintendent Sandy Hollinger says slightly lower scores than last year show more progress must be …

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