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House Approves Controversial "Schools Of Hope"A package of education proposals tied to the state budget, including one creating a program to encourage charter schools to set up near academically troubled traditional schools, passed the House on Thursday amid heated clashes.
House Set To Pass "Schools Of Hope" BillThe Republican-led state House is poised to approve a controversial plan that would lead to the creation of what leaders have dubbed "schools of hope" in areas with low-performing traditional public schools.
State Adds Up Costs For University DegreeThe average "net" cost for students earning baccalaureate degrees at Florida universities last year was $14,820, according to a new measurement that will be used to evaluate the schools this summer.
Low Income Students Could Get More AidAlthough state college leaders are unhappy with a Senate budget that would boost university funding but slash support for the colleges, they are pleased with a Senate effort to expand aid for students who come from lower-income families.
DeVos Visits Miami Dade College On Day 2 In FloridaSecretary of Education Betsy DeVos made her rounds for the second day in South Florida.
DeVos Checks Out FIU's Nursing Program During South Florida School TourEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos is scheduled to visit two Miami schools and Florida International University on Thursday.
State Senate Says Let The Kids PlayThe state's Senate has approved a bill that would require school districts to give elementary-school students 20 minutes of recess a day.
Florida Could Erase Part Of Public School Testing LawFlorida's legislature is taking aim at the state's high-stakes testing system.
State Investigating Possible Grad Rate ManipulationAn investigation is underway to determine if some school districts in the state moved students around to improve their graduation rates.
Teaching Trump: Should Teachers Offer Up Their Own Politics?In the age of Trump, when current events are increasingly dominating classroom discussions, there's a debate among educators whether it's appropriate or even ethical for teachers to weigh in with their own political views.
Court: 3rd Graders Who Do Poorly On Reading Tests Can Be Held BackThird graders who do poorly on a state reading test, or ones whose parents "opt out" of them taking the test, can be held back by school districts.
Cursive Sees Revival In Schools Amid Generation Of Typing, TextingCursive writing is making its way back into classrooms across the country amid a generation of students who only know keyboards and texting.

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