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Fla. House, Senate Agree To $480M For School Pay

Gov. Rick Scott will get the $480 million he wanted for education pay raises. But barring a last-minute change of heart by legislative negotiators, he will not get an across-the-board, $2,500 increase for classroom teachers.

CBS Miami–04/22/2013

Florida Governor Rick Scott made a stop at a Miami school as part of his statewide "Listening Tour". (CBS4)

Gov. Scott Gets An Earful From Miami Students During Listening Tour Stop

Governor Rick Scott visited Southwest Senior High School Tuesday morning. His visit marks the first time he has set foot in a Miami-Dade public school.


Leslie Rainer, a Blanche Ely High School teacher, is accused of making a racial slur toward a student in class. (CBS4)

Student’s Cell Phone Video Depicts Teacher’s Racial Comments

It’s cell phone video that landed a Blanche Ely high school teacher in big trouble.



I-Team: Danger in the Classroom

“Child on child” sex offenses are rarely talked about. The alleged offenders often aren’t arrested, and they frequently are allowed to stay in school. The I-Team investigates Danger in the Classroom.


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Fla. Senate OKs Another Class Size Revision Plan

A revised plan to loosen Florida’s class size limits has passed the state Senate with little of the opposition that’s accompanied past proposals. It would reduce the number of core courses covered by class size requirements from 849 to 304.



Fla. Education Savings Account Bill Clears First Hurdle

A bold plan to allow parents to use state funding to pay for private school tuition, college savings plans, or tutoring cleared its first committee on Thursday.



Miramar Teacher Accused Of Using Tape To Silence Student

A Miramar teacher is accused of silencing a chatty student by taping her mouth shut with packaging tape.


I-Team: The Full Truth On Violence In Schools

The stabbing at Coral Gables High School Tuesday morning now has many parents wondering exactly how safe their child’s school really is. The CBS4 I-Team uncovers disturbing evidence that parents are not getting the full truth about the violence in their schools. Investigator Stephen Stock explains.