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Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant where he fieldeds questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Signs Bill To Limit Standardized Tests

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed a wide-ranging bill aimed at rolling back the number of tests given to public school students, capping off a discussion that saw Florida Republicans ease back at least slightly on a longstanding principle of the state’s education-reform movement.

04/14/2015

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After Backlash, Florida Puts Limits On Standardized Testing

Florida is placing limits on standardized tests that were first expanded by former Governor Jeb Bush.

04/09/2015

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Curbs On Florida School Testing Passed By Florida Senate

The Florida Senate passed a bill that would have students spend no more than 45 hours a year on standardized tests.

04/02/2015

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New School Tests Come Under Fire From Florida Senate

Florida’s new school tests have come under fire from both sides in the Senate.

04/01/2015

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Bill To Allow Guns In Public Schools Suffers Major Setback

A bill that would allow designated individuals to carry guns in Florida’s public schools suffered a major setback.

04/01/2015

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State Colleges No More?

A new effort to limit opportunities for Florida colleges to offer four year degrees is underway.

03/31/2015

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AAP: School-Based Drug Testing Lacks “Solid Evidence For Their Effectiveness”

The American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday that, although school drug testing has hypothetical benefits, it opposes the widespread implementation of schools drug testing students.

03/30/2015

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Education Changes Approved By House

Charter schools would get more construction funding, class-size penalties would be relaxed and school districts would be encouraged to enact dress codes under a series of education bills approved Friday by the Florida House.

03/27/2015

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Class Size Limits Could Be Eased For School Districts

A bill, passed by the Florida House, could ease class size limits for Florida schools.

03/27/2015

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Florida House Wants School Districts To Require Uniforms

The Florida House wants school districts to require students to wear uniforms—a move they say could help improve school safety.

03/27/2015

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