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Lawmakers Considering Earlier School Start Dates

Florida lawmakers are considering proposals that would allow most school districts to start classes earlier in August.

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Senate Panel Approves Testing Bill Amid Troubles

A Florida Senate committee voted Wednesday to approve a bill meant to limit the number of exams students can take.

03/04/2015

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Broward, Dade, Palm Beach County To Resume FSA Testing Thursday

After a calamitous day one, followed by two days of throwing up their hands, South Florida school districts – Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach – will hold their breaths and try again tomorrow to boot up a standardized testing system that bombed out of the gates.

03/04/2015

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A Look At The 5 Biggest Issues For The Florida Legislature

Florida’s GOP-controlled Legislature kicks off its annual session Tuesday, one that could be consumed by plenty of high-profile issues — but lacking the intensity that comes during an election year session.

CBS Miami–03/03/2015

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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

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Florida Gov. Scott Suspends 11th Grade FSA Test

Any parent of a school-aged child knows the amount of testing in schools is intense in the state of Florida, but Tuesday morning, Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order to suspend a standardized test for the state’s 11th graders.

02/24/2015

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Gov. Scott Orders Less Testing In Florida’s Public Schools

Florida Governor Rick Scott said he will suspend a test set to be given to 11th graders in Spring in response to backlash over the amount of testing in the public school system.

02/18/2015

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Florida Gov. Wants Tighter Controls On College Costs

Florida Governor Rick Scott is urging state legislators to pass a bill to lower the price of textbooks along with tuition increases for graduates.

02/10/2015

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Crucial Legal Question Confronts Florida’s Voucher Program

The fate of the state’s private school voucher program, which currently serves nearly 70,000 students, is being decided in a Leon County courtroom.

02/09/2015

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Broward Students Weigh In On Next Year’s Lunch Menu

The Broward County School District held a tasting Friday at Pompano Beach High School to help determine what will be on school menu’s next year.

01/30/2015

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