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Hundreds Of Students Battle For Top Spot At Spelling Bee

Hundreds of elementary and middle school students showed up to show off their spelling talents at the annual Miami Herald Spelling Bee on Wednesday.

03/19/2014

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Gov. Scott To Call For Repeal Of Differential Tuition Law

In another thinly veiled shot at his chief rival in the November elections, Gov. Rick Scott will use his State of the State address on Tuesday to call for a repeal of a 2009 law allowing universities to increase tuition up to 15 percent a year.

03/03/2014

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Fla. Releases Performance Scores For Teachers

Parents in Florida will be able to get a closer look at how more than 100,000 teachers across the state are doing after the release of performance scores on Monday.

02/24/2014

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Miami-Dade’s Carvalho Named National Superintendent Of The Year

Miami-Dade Public Schools’ Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho gained the title of National Superintendent of the Year on Thursday.

02/13/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01: Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush testifies before the House Budget Committee in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. The committee members engaged in a wide-ranging debate about tax and spending policy during the hearing titiled, 'Removing The Barriers To Free Enterprise And Economic Growth.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush Visits Miami-Dade County Charter School

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush toured a charter high school in Hialeah on Wednesday in honor of National School Choice Week.

01/29/2014

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Scott Looks To Calm Nerves Over Common Core

Amid criticism, Florida Governor Rick Scott said Saturday a state set of revisions to nationwide education standards will be unveiled next week.

01/11/2014

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Education Commissioner Stewart Looks To Reassure Lawmakers On Test

Education Commissioner Pam Stewart faced tough questions from senators Wednesday as she outlined how the state would move forward on tweaks to its current schools standards and select a new test for students.

01/08/2014

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Florida Leaders’ Bring New Attention To Student Testing

Legislative leaders in the Sunshine State, calling to pull away from a multi-state partnership preparing new tests for student learning, have set off a round of battles over the future of Florida’s student testing standards.

07/24/2013

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Florida’s Teacher Of The Year Announced

The 2012-2013 school year is all done, and the students’ report cards are old news, so now it’s time for one Florida teacher to be honored with the of the sunshine state’s Teacher of the Year award.

07/11/2013

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Florida Schools Back In Education Week’s Top 10

After falling out of their “Top 10” last year, Education Week reports Florida’s public schools have regained their place at the top.

CBS4–01/10/2013

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