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Testing Bill On Hold Amid Debate Over High-Level Courses

Legislation that would overhaul Florida’s testing program for public schools was in suspended animation Wednesday, as senators weigh whether to exempt some students in high-level classes from statewide standardized tests.

04/02/2015

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State Investigating Cyber-Attack On FSA Testing System

South Florida students did not encounter any technical issues Monday while taking the state’s new standardized test, however, the state’s top law enforcement agency is investigating testing delays caused by cyber-attacks on a server used to administer the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).

CBS Miami–03/09/2015

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Florida Testing Debate Shifts For Republicans

For years, debates about holding Florida teachers and schools accountable followed a predictable pattern: Democrats and teachers unions criticized the plans as being too heavily reliant on standardized testing, while Republicans pushed through the plans and insisted that measuring student progress ensures children will learn. This year, the terms of the debate have changed.

CBS Miami–02/26/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Picks Construction Firm Official For Education Board

A construction firm official and attorney has been chosen for a spot on the State Board of Education by Gov. Rick Scott.

01/23/2015

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Florida Schools Ranking From Education Week Drops To 28th

For several years, Florida’s political leaders, including Gov. Rick Scott, have touted across the state that their public schools were among the nation’s best.

01/08/2015

Karlos Williams #9 of the Florida State Seminoles carries the ball against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the first half of the Advocare Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Florida State’s Karlos Williams Not Charged

The Tallahassee Police Department says Florida State running back Karlos Williams is not being charged after a domestic battery investigation.

11/12/2014

Karlos Williams #9 of the Florida State Seminoles runs for a touchdown during the second half against the Idaho Vandals at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles beat the Vandals 80-14. (Source: Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)

FSU’s Williams Not Focused On Investigation

There have been plenty of off-the-field distractions for the Florida State Seminoles football team this season.

11/12/2014

SYRACUSE, NY - OCTOBER 11: Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles stretches to score a touchdown on a 7 yard run during the fourth quarter on October 11, 2014 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Florida State Seminoles defeat Syracuse Orange 38-20. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

No. 1 Florida State Beats Syracuse 38-20

With more distractions swirling around him, Jameis Winston was nearly flawless, throwing for 317 yards and three touchdowns, Mario Pender scored twice, and top-ranked Florida State beat Syracuse 38-20 on Saturday.

10/11/2014

Florida State Seminole Quaterback Jameis Winston #12 talks to fellow players during the second half at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Source: Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)

Report: Jameis Winston Will Face Hearing

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was notified Friday that he will face a disciplinary hearing regarding charges about whether he sexually assaulted an FSU student in 2012.

10/10/2014

Florida State Seminole Quaterback Jameis Winston #12 talks to fellow players during the second half at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Source: Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)

Settlement Was Discussed In Jameis Winston Case

There were discussions of a settlement earlier this year between representatives for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and the woman who said he sexually assaulted her.

09/24/2014

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