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May 20, 2015

Editorial: Cradle to career

Our education system will fail if we send unprepared students to K-12 schools and just hope for the best. We must invest in quality early childhood education, so students don't enter school already behind. We must ensure students have the support and resources needed to stay engaged in school and graduate. And if we're truly going to be a community that attracts innovative businesses and produces innovative people, our students must be trained in the skills needed to navigate a changing world, appreciate the art that inspires creativity, and have healthy lifestyle habits and a sense of social responsibility.

Twenty-one community leaders showed they endorse these ideas by signing the Alachua County Education Compact on Monday.

UF President Kent Fuchs said Monday that having a quality school system is also important to attracting the top faculty that UF seeks as part of its preeminence initiative.

Photo credit: Garry Nonog, of Garry Nonog Creations, The Gainesville Sun, May 20, 2015. (Read entire article)

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