This Weeks Most Read News High school students earn college degrees
Local students can get a head start on college while they are still in high school thanks to a cooperative program sponsored by Bay District School and Gulf Coast State College.
Through a process called dual enrollment, six students obtained an Associate of Arts degree from Gulf Coast this past school year.Gov. Scott Signs Budget, Vetoes Nearly $500M
Gov. Rick Scott signed a new budget into law today, but not before vetoing nearly $500 million stuffed into the spending plan by legislators. Scott signed the budget just days after the Florida Legislature approved it during an unusual June special session.Hillsborough School Board makes plans - again - to discuss student rights
Hillsborough County School Board members will get another chance on July 21 to discuss minority student discipline, acting superintendent Jeff Eakins said at Tuesday's board meeting. And this time, they'll get feedback to a task force's idea for a student bill of rights.Students exceed state peers in course-end tests
More Alachua County students passed standardized tests in science, civics and U.S. history compared to the state average, according to the first batch of results released by the Florida Department of Education. Sixty-nine percent of Alachua County students passed the Biology end-of-course exam, compared to a statewide passing rate of 65 percent.