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Florida GI Bill, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Laws July 1st

With the start of a new month comes 157 new laws ranging from the “Florida GI Bill” to a law banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

06/26/2014

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Tax Cut, School Grading Bills Await Gov. Scott’s Signature

Bills that would slice taxes on a list of items and overhaul the state’s school-grading system are awaiting Gov. Rick Scott’s signature.

05/11/2014

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Florida Legislature Passes School Textbook Bill

A new bill, on its way to Governor Scott, would make school districts give parents the chance to object to textbooks used in schools.

05/01/2014

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Streamlined School Grading System Poised To Pass

A measure aimed at streamlining the state’s school-grading system and pausing the most serious consequences for some schools is one step away from Gov. Rick Scott’s desk.

04/29/2014

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School Accountability Bill Headed To House Floor

After years of confusion, a measure that would overhaul Florida’s school grading system and get schools ready for new tests is headed to the House floor after receiving overwhelming approval at its final committee stop.

03/24/2014

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Fla. Releases Performance Scores For Teachers

Parents in Florida will be able to get a closer look at how more than 100,000 teachers across the state are doing after the release of performance scores on Monday.

02/24/2014

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State Board Of Ed Approves Common Core Changes

The State Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to go forward with dozens of changes to the Common Core State Standards, a move that seemed unlikely to quell the grass-roots furor over the educational benchmarks.

02/18/2014

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Education Commissioner Stewart Looks To Reassure Lawmakers On Test

Education Commissioner Pam Stewart faced tough questions from senators Wednesday as she outlined how the state would move forward on tweaks to its current schools standards and select a new test for students.

01/08/2014

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