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Giggle’s 2024 Education Guide is Here!

2024 is here! The new year brings all kinds of changes and challenges, and one of those challenges is making decisions about your kids' education. But our education guide is here to help! Giggle's 2024 Education Guide is your guide to early childhood education, private schools, charter schools and homeschooling in Alachua County. You can

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Beyond the Bell: Free Homework Help for Alachua County Students

Free homework help is now available for Alachua County Public School students. This new program titled "Beyond the Bell" and funded through federal ESSER (Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief) funds intended to help students recover from effects of the COVID pandemic is open to Alachua County students from elementary through high school.  Certified teachers and

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Ewww! The Gross Germs that Follow Your Kids Home in Their Backpacks

It is time to go back to school and for most children this means suiting up with a school backpack. The American Occupational Therapy Association reports that more than 79 million students nationally carry backpacks. We know that backpacks are meant to carry books, lunchboxes and other school supplies, but often some unwelcome friends may attach

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Temporary Mask Mandate for ACPS Employees

According to a press release sent out by the Alachua County Public Schools on Monday August 2, 2021, masks will be temporarily required for Alachua County Public School employees, vendors and visitors to district facilities. This ACPS mask mandate is due in large part to the rapidly rising rate of COVID cases in the community

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What Will School Be Like in 2021? Florida Waits to Find Out

Many parents are asking themselves, "What will school be like in 2021?," and Richard Corcoran, Florida's Education Commissioner, is working on the answer. A plan to extend the current Emergency Order and remote learning options for schools into 2021 is in the works after a State Board of Education meeting in Tallahassee on Wednesday, November

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ACPS is Offering a Second Round of Free Flu Shots

Alachua County Public Schools announced there will be an optional second round of flu shots offered in Alachua County schools due to the severity of this year’s flu virus.  The vaccination will be offered as a flu shot only. “As always, the shots are FREE, safe and will be administered at school during the school

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AP, IB or Dual Enrollment?

By Natalie Richoux High school is no longer the simple, straightforward path to becoming an adult it once was. Now there are many programs your child could enroll in depending on their goals and aspirations in life. High schools offer students opportunities to excel through accelerated programs (AP), dual enrollment and international baccalaureate programs (IB).

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