Erin Jester joined The Gainesville Sun in April 2013, where she covers K-12 education. She is a Miami native and most recently interned at The Miami Herald, after graduating from the University of Florida in December 2012. She is also a former editor of The Independent Florida Alligator.
Published August 22, 2014
Beginning this fall term, Santa Fe College students can track their academic progress, access the college's directory and online learning platform, and get school-related notifications through a mobile app.
Published August 19, 2014
The Alachua County School Board burned through back-to-school business at its first regular meeting of the school year Tuesday night before agreeing not to increase the amount paid for school resource officers.
Published August 18, 2014
The Gainesville Sun won four awards -- including two first-place honors -- in the South Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' Sunshine State Awards competition.
Published August 11, 2014
For the first time, high-achieving Alachua County eighth-graders will be able to take Advanced Placement Physics I, a class students typically don't take until their junior or senior year of high school.
Published August 9, 2014
School starts Aug. 18 for Alachua County Public Schools students, and a few area organizations are hustling to collect food and school supplies ahead of the first day of classes.