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Fla. Education Board Wants More School Funding

Florida’s state board that oversees the states’ schools wants a boost in school funding for 2015.

09/29/2014

(Source: CBS4)

South Florida School First K-8 To Get IB Program

A South Florida school celebrated on Friday after getting accepted into the prestigious international baccalaureate (IB) program.

09/26/2014

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More Parents Taking Advantage Of Florida’s Main Voucher Program

More and more parents across the state are taking advantage of Florida’s main voucher program. Step Up for Students, the largest organization involved in Florida’s tax credit scholarship program, reported this week that nearly 68,000 students had enrolled for the current school year.

09/21/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott Promises To Raise School Funding Again

Florida Governor Rick Scott promised to raise school funding if he is re-elected.

08/21/2014

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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

Christie Bassett of Highlands Grove Elementary School in Polk County was announced as the winner in an Orlando ceremony at the Hard Rock Live at Universal Studios. (Source: Twitter/@EducationFL)

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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