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Teachers Union Challenges Bill Expanding School Vouchers

The state’s largest teachers union filed a legal challenge Wednesday contesting how lawmakers “log rolled” a series of education issues — including an expansion of a controversial school vouchers program — into a single bill that passed in the waning hours of the 2014 legislative session.

07/16/2014

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Florida Art Teacher Named Teacher Of The Year

One Florida art teacher nabbed the title of Florida’s 2015 Teacher of the Year on Thursday.

07/10/2014

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South Florida School Districts Show Improvement On End-Of-Course Assessments

The state’s end-of-course grades are in and school districts in South Florida are being recognized Monday for improved student performance.

06/16/2014

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New Law To Drop Costs Of Florida Prepaid

A new law may mean savings on college education for those using the Florida Prepaid College Plan.

06/11/2014

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Dream Defenders Petition Demands Education Equality

The civil rights group Dream Defenders is asking Gov. Rick Scott to end education discrimination in Florida’s school system.

05/12/2014

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Fla. House Passes School Accountability Revamp

Despite protests from Democrats, the House on Wednesday gave final approval to a school-accountability proposal that includes changes to the state’s school-grading system.

CBS Miami–04/30/2014

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Streamlined School Grading System Poised To Pass

A measure aimed at streamlining the state’s school-grading system and pausing the most serious consequences for some schools is one step away from Gov. Rick Scott’s desk.

04/29/2014

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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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