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Current SAT Ends This Week; New One Debuts In MarchStudents across South Florida and the rest of the nation will sit down this weekend, probably squirm and sweat a little bit, as they take the SAT college entrance exam but it'll be the final run for the current version. A new revamped version debuts in March.
Deadline Coming For Magnet School ApplicationsTime is running out for students to send in their applications for Magnet Programs in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
10 Issues To Watch During The 2016 SessionFlorida lawmakers will return to the Capitol next week for an election-year legislative session. We've got 10 issues you'll want to keep an eye on.
Bill Would Allow Students To Take Computer Coding As LanguageComputer coding could be the next option for students wanting to take a language class.
Court: Porn Star Turned Tutor Can't Hang Signs In SchoolsA former porn star turned math tutor is not allowed to hang signs advertising his tutoring services at three Boca Raton schools, according to a federal appeals court ruling.
Sesame Street Gets A New Autistic FriendSesame Street has a new friend on the block. Her name is Julia and she has autism.
Laptop Giveaway Shortens Digital Divide In DadeThousands of Miami-Dade county students are taking their education to the next level.
Senator Seeks $50K Minimum Salaries For TeachersA Central Florida senator filed a bill Wednesday that would require a statewide minimum salary of $50,000 for teachers.
Florida's New Public-School Test Found ValidA new study found Florida's high stakes school testing millions of school children is valid.
Board Of Ed Asks For Record Per Student Funding IncreaseThe 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.
No Public Explanation On Florida Testing CyberattackFlorida's top law enforcement agency is still investigating a cyberattack on the state's testing system with no public explanation as of yet.
Failing School To Shine Bright On First Day Of Class In Fort LauderdaleThe 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.

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