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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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FSA Testing Resumes Day After Technical Glitch

It appears, following Monday’s technical glitches, that the Florida Standards Assessment test is running smoothly in both Miami-Dade and Broward County.

04/21/2015

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Technical Glitches Stall State Standardized Testing

It’s another ‘fail’ for the state of Florida’s new computer-based standardized tests.

04/20/2015

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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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