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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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Florida May No Longer Hold Back 3rd Graders Who Fail Test

Florida may end the state’s practice of holding back third-grade students who fail standardized tests.

03/25/2015

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Senate Bill Looks At Testing Fallout

A Senate panel approved a revamped version of testing legislation Thursday, potentially paving the way for an audit of the botched rollout of the state’s new standardized tests and making clear that school districts would be repaid if the state recovers damages from the contractor running the exams.

03/20/2015

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House Unanimously Approves Testing Bill

The House approved a bill that would lower the amount of tests given at Florida public schools.

03/18/2015

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