Education

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Board Of Ed Asks For Record Per Student Funding Increase

The State Board of Education has decided to once again ask lawmakers for record per-student funding for public schools — with the lion’s share of the increase coming from local taxpayers.

08/27/2015

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No Public Explanation On Florida Testing Cyberattack

Florida’s top law enforcement agency is still investigating a cyberattack on the state’s testing system with no public explanation as of yet.

08/25/2015

Walker Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale (Source: CBS4)

Failing School To Shine Bright On First Day Of Class In Fort Lauderdale

The doors don’t open to students until next week, but there is already a lot of action behind the scenes at Walker Elementary School, one of 14 failing elementary schools in Broward which is undergoing a dramatic change as part of a state-mandated effort to fix low-performing campuses.

CBS Miami–08/20/2015

January 9, 2014: FAMU elected its first female president, Elmira Mangum.

Chairman Of FAMU Trustees Seeks Tighter Control Of President

Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum is facing criticism from some of the university’s trustees as they evaluated her performance.

07/21/2015

Alberto Carvalho headed to the White House for national school discipline discussion. (Source: CBS4)

Carvalho Headed To White House For National School Discipline Discussion

Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho is headed to the White House for a national policy discussion on school discipline.

07/21/2015

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100+ New Laws Go Into Effect July 1st

Beginning Wednesday, 130 new laws produced by the Legislature, and signed by Governor Rick Scott, will go into effect.

06/30/2015

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Obama Administration Approves First Waiver For Tribal School

For the first time, the Obama administration is granting an Indian tribal school flexibility from some of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law.

06/01/2015

Teen gets scholarship thanks to Diplomas Now. (Source: CBS4)

‘Diplomas Now’ Steers Booker T. Senior In The Right Direction

Sometimes students are headed in the wrong direction, and with proper guidance or steering, it’s possible for them to turn a corner and make the grade.

05/20/2015

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Test Grade Eliminations Result Of State Going “Too Far, Too Fast”

Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho spoke out Tuesday after Monday’s big news when it comes to testing in South Florida.

05/19/2015

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Judge Tosses Challenge To School Voucher Program

A legal challenge to the state’s private-school voucher program has been dismissed.

05/18/2015

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