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Florida House Wants School Districts To Require Uniforms

The Florida House wants school districts to require students to wear uniforms—a move they say could help improve school safety.

03/27/2015

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Gov. Scott Orders Less Testing In Florida’s Public Schools

Florida Governor Rick Scott said he will suspend a test set to be given to 11th graders in Spring in response to backlash over the amount of testing in the public school system.

02/18/2015

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Judge Dismisses Voucher Expansion Suit

A lawsuit aimed at blocking the expansion of the state’s main private school voucher program has been dismissed.

12/30/2014

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Scott Calls For Increased Education Spending In Election Year

Governor Rick Scott will ask state legislators for more money for public schools this year, though it’s less than half of what he asked for last year.

CBS Miami–01/27/2014

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Miami-Dade Public Schools Announces New School Programs

Miami-Dade Public Schools announced Wednesday the introduction of over 100 new educational programs for schools.

08/07/2013

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Schools Get White Hot For The Heat

The Miami Heat want to get students and teachers involved with the Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Indiana Pacers.

CBS Miami–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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Scott Says Public, Private Schools Should Face Same Standards

On education, Gov. Rick Scott made it clear he supports the notion that all schools – public and private – funded by taxpayers should be held to similar standards.

CBS4–12/12/2012

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Veteran’s Day: What’s Open, What’s Closed

Veterans Day is on Sunday, but it is observed on Monday. Here is a list of what’s open and closed for the holiday.

CBS4–11/10/2012

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Palm Beach Co. Public Schools Closed Friday Due To Sandy

School officials in Palm Beach County aren’t taking any chances with Hurricane Sandy.

CBS4–10/24/2012

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