Tag Archives: Marion County

Marion County teachers get an education on new technology at workshop

Marion County teachers have been spending the day in an educational workshop…but this time, the educators are the ones being educated. 600 teachers and administrators participated in the third annual “Day of Technology” at Lake Weir High School in Ocala.  Steven Gallo spoke with Marion County Public Schools spokesman Kevin Christian about the …

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Four die in Ocala house fire

Two women and two children are dead after a house fire in Marion county early Friday morning. Marion County firefighters say a quarter of the house was already burning when they arrived, and neighbors reported seeing flames engulfing the home’s living room. The State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause …

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Marion County looking for kindergarten students

The number of students registered for kindergarten in Marion County is smaller than expected this year, worrying some school officials. With only seven weeks before the start of school, 1500 students have registered, about half of what would be considered normal. WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo talked with Marion County Executive Director …

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Professional support in schools could help prevent teen crime

Juvenile crime rates have dropped in Alachua county, but in neighboring Marion County a number of high-profile teen crimes have the community on guard. As WUFT’FM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, support is needed in schools to reach out to students and prevent teen violence and teen crimes. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/TeenMurderPlot.mp3]

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