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Textbook Bill Survives Tight Senate Vote

A bill that would replace a statewide review of public-school learning materials with a local process narrowly survived its final Senate vote Friday, though the fate of a similar bill in the House remains unclear.

04/11/2014

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School Accountability Bill Headed To House Floor

After years of confusion, a measure that would overhaul Florida’s school grading system and get schools ready for new tests is headed to the House floor after receiving overwhelming approval at its final committee stop.

03/24/2014

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Florida School Guns Proposal Gets House OK

With some lawmakers saying schools can be easy targets for deranged shooters, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would allow designated employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds in case of emergency situations.

CBS Miami–03/12/2014

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Bill That Would Allow Teachers To Carry Guns Gains Traction In Legislature

A controversial gun bill gaining traction in the Florida legislature isn’t garnering much support in South Florida education circles.

03/11/2014

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Board Votes To Keep School Grade Safety Net

A controversial safety net put in place to keep Florida’s schools from dropping by more than one letter grade at a time will stay – for now.

CBS4–10/15/2013

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Scott Calls For Education Summit

Governor Rick Scott has asked education, business, and political leaders to meet next week to discuss the state’s school grading system as controversy surrounds the issue.

CBS Miami–08/23/2013

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Report: Some Charter Schools Struggling Financially

Some charter schools in the state of Florida are struggling to pay their bills, according to a new report by the state auditor general.

CBS Miami–08/13/2013

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Florida Gets A “C-” For How Much It Spends On Students

When it comes to what Florida spends on its students the state doesn’t make the grade, according to data compiled by the U.S. Census.

CBS4–05/22/2013

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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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Study: Science Scores Not Improving Much For 8th Graders

New numbers from the National Assessment of Educational Progress paint a picture of eighth-grade science competency that is causing alarm bells for educators and politicians.

CBS4–05/10/2012

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