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My name is Ramsey Touchberry and I’m a third-year broadcast journalism major at the University of Florida. I am a reporter for WUFT -FM 89.1 which is the local NPR station for the Gainesville, Ocala and surrounding areas. 113 more words


Florida School Suspensions Down; Local Schools Mirror Trend

Florida schools are suspending fewer students.

According to Florida Department of Education data, Florida K-12 school suspensions are at a three-year low.  During the 2011-2012 school year, more than 425,600 students were suspended.  150 more words


UF’s College of Medicine Achieves Highest-Ever Ranking

The University of Florida’s College of Medicine received its highest-ever ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s annual report of the nation’s best research medical schools. 232 more words


Florida Schools Strengthen Bullying Policies Ahead of House Bill

All of Florida’s K-12 school districts are now required to review bullying and harassment policies more frequently to ensure they are completely comprehensive and up-to-date. 176 more words


Florida Standards Assessment Issued Online for Second Consecutive Year

Florida students will not need paper and pencils for some of their standardized tests this spring.

For the second year, Florida Standards Assessments will be administered online to public school students across the state. 191 more words


Why The Florida Lotto Isn’t Enough For Public Education

From gamblers to grandmas, millions of Floridians play the Florida lottery.

About a quarter of that lottery money goes to education funds, which benefit K-12 schools, state universities and colleges. 211 more words


Why Is Florida Seeing Fewer Flu Cases?

This flu season, you might have noticed fewer people using their sick days.

There have been significantly fewer flu cases this season than there were last season, said Dr. 188 more words