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Senate Panel Makes Major Changes To Charter-School Bill

A dramatically narrowed version of legislation aimed at helping charter schools get started and expand was approved by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

03/25/2014

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Report: Some Charter Schools Struggling Financially

Some charter schools in the state of Florida are struggling to pay their bills, according to a new report by the state auditor general.

CBS Miami–08/13/2013

(Source: AP/Brian Bohannon)

Privatization Not A Worry For Pembroke Pines Teachers

A four long negotiation Tuesday afternoon ended with an agreement between The City of Pembroke Pines and the Broward Teachers Union over whether or not to privatize the city’s financially struggling, but A-rated charter school system.

CBS Miami–06/18/2013

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Scott Proposes District Charter Schools For Fla.

Florida’s charter schools continue to grow at a rapid pace and now Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants school districts to open their own charter schools to try out innovative approaches to curriculum, instructional strategies and educational focus.

CBS4–10/25/2012

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Scott Set To Release New Education Proposals

Governor Rick Scott is putting the final touches on education proposals he plans to unveil on Thursday at an education conference. The plans include debit cards for public school teachers and more school choice, according to the News Service of Florida.

CBS Miami–10/23/2012

Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie (Source: CBS4)

Broward’s Back To School Frenzy Goes Smoothly

Backpacks in place, class schedule in hand, hundreds of thousands of students across South Florida headed back to class Monday on the first day of the new school year.

CBS4–08/20/2012

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Four Broward Charter Schools Not Opening

Students at four Broward charter schools will not be going back to their schools when the new school year starts on Monday.

08/19/2012

(Source: AP/Brian Bohannon)

Bill Giving School Tax Funds To Charter School Dies

A Republican-backed bill that would have given charter schools a guaranteed share of public school tax dollars has died in a House appropriations subcommittee.

CBS4–02/14/2012

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Number Of Students Attending Charter Schools Soars

Charter school popularity is on the rise, especially in the state of Florida. According to figures released Wednesday, the number of students attending charter schools has soared to more than 2 million as states pass laws lifting caps and encouraging their expansion.

CBS4–12/07/2011

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Proposal Emerges To Create Adult Charter Schools

Nudged by a Tallahassee-based non-profit group, two lawmakers are poised to file bills that would allow charter schools and non-profits to offer adult education.

CBS4–11/30/2011

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