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Teachers take tour of neighborhoods

Teachers take tour of neighborhoods

By • on August 17, 2011

“The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round,” sang Howard Bishop Middle School teachers on Tuesday. Howard Bishop Middle School Bus Tour to Meet Students The wheels on their school bus took them to area apartment complexes so teachers could pass out drinks, snacks and information about the upcoming “Meet the Teacher” event. Principal Mike

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Educators are willing to pay to enhance learning

Educators are willing to pay to enhance learning

By • on August 16, 2011

In the LeFave household, there’s a budget for electricity, groceries — and Maria LeFave’s ninth-grade classroom at Eastside High School. LeFave said she spends about $800 of her own money each year equipping her classroom with books and supplies. Her husband, Rick, disagrees. “Let’s

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Down economy affecting parents’ approach to tax holiday

Down economy affecting parents’ approach to tax holiday

By • on August 11, 2011

Retailers are gearing up for what is expected to be the biggest shopping weekend of the year before the winter holidays as parents and students stock up for school during the tax holiday on clothes and school supplies. The Florida Legislature approved the tax holiday for the second straight year after

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Go Green Teacher’s Guide

Go Green Teacher’s Guide

By • on October 14, 2009

This 50 page guide contains 9 different detailed classroom activities. These include in-classroom studies, experiments and observation and parent involvement. It’s a great addition to the student educational tab. Interactive Lesson Plans

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Duval and Rawlings leaders ready to meet challenges head-on

Duval and Rawlings leaders ready to meet challenges head-on

By • on September 16, 2009

With the Florida Department of Education watching, two new principals have started work on leading Duval and Rawlings elementary schools back from the disappointment of being labeled F schools in 2008-09. At Rawlings, former Terwilliger Elementary Principal Beth LeClear takes the helm with this blunt

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Students look to cut red tape on project

Students look to cut red tape on project

By • on September 16, 2009

A science project that started in a shed on the campus of Oak Hall School in Gainesville might end up in the legislative chambers of the state Capitol in Tallahassee. Four Oak Hall high school students, led by senior Erich Christian, have spent two years working on a project to process used vegetable

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Students get in the lab

Students get in the lab

By • on September 16, 2009

In a classroom at Myra Terwilliger Elementary, a trio of fifth-graders stand around a table. One child holds a paper helicopter with a paper clip attached to the wing. One student has a yardstick and one holds a stopwatch. Their assignment is to determine how a variable changes the outcome of an experiment. In

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Mebane’s new principal learned to do it all at assistant jobs

Mebane’s new principal learned to do it all at assistant jobs

By • on September 16, 2009

Working as the second-in-charge to the principal at Hawthorne Middle/High and then at Mebane Middle School in Alachua, Shane Andrew started using an acronym to describe his job’s title and responsibilities: A.P.E. – the assistant principal of everything. While schools with large enrollments

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Works of art created by students on display

Works of art created by students on display

By • on February 25, 2009

  Not even state legislation or the FCAT can hide the artistic talent of students in Alachua County.  69 works of art created by middle and high school students from nine schools in the county are currently on display in the Thomas Center Mezzanine Gallery. The Alachua County Secondary Schools Art

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450 kids complete marathon

450 kids complete marathon

By • on February 25, 2009

At 8 a.m. on a frigid Saturday, many children are either still tucked in bed, watching their favorite cartoon or playing their favorite video game. Then there are those children who ran in Saturday’s 2009 Five Points of Life Kids Marathon. Hundreds of kids braved the frosty weather early Saturday

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