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Aquarius Reef Base (Source: CBS4)

Cousteau’s Mission In Underwater Keys Lab Set To Start June 1st

After being delayed due to the October partial government shutdown, the grandson of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau is once again preparing to spend 31 days at an underwater research laboratory in the Florida Keys.

04/14/2014

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Textbook Bill Survives Tight Senate Vote

A bill that would replace a statewide review of public-school learning materials with a local process narrowly survived its final Senate vote Friday, though the fate of a similar bill in the House remains unclear.

04/11/2014

BERLIN - JUNE 22: Two head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) crawl on a piece of paper after having been removed from the hair of a little boy June 22, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. Summer weather in Central Europe typically brings with it cases of head lice in schoolchildren. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Broward School District Reverses Controversial Lice Decision

Broward County schools reversed a decision to allow students with head lice to remain in school.

CBS Miami–04/10/2014

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Not-So-Bright Future For Popular Scholarship Program

The future could possibly be a little dimmer for some of Florida’s upcoming high school seniors who plan to apply for the Bright Futures scholarship.

04/08/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Senate Panel Approves “Common Sense” School Discipline Bill

With the House already giving approval last month, a Senate committee Tuesday backed a proposal (SB 1060) aimed at preventing schoolchildren from being disciplined for simulating guns while playing or for wearing clothes that depict firearms.

04/08/2014

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White House Panel Discusses Ways To Improve Hispanic Academic Performance

Improving Hispanic academic performance with the subject of a discussion by a White House education committee meeting in Miami.

04/01/2014

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Common Core Backlash In Florida Prompts Changes

Florida’s new Common Core education standards has some folks fired up so now the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature is pushing through a series of sweeping changes.

CBS Miami–04/01/2014

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UF Taps Firm To Launch Online Four Year Degree Program

In an effort to launch the state’s first fully online four year degree program, the University of Florida will pay the company Pearson Embanet an estimated $186 million over the life of its 11-year contract to set up and manage the program.

03/30/2014

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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

G.W Carter Middle School STEM students (Source: www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow)

South Florida Middle School Wins Samsung’s National Contest

The world’s next Einstein, Darwin or Newton is said to possibly be in Generation Z, or in this case, could even be living right here in South Florida.

CBS4–03/25/2014

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