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Lawmakers Back Bill To Give Principals More PowerPointing to a need for change at failing public schools, a House panel has approved a proposal that would create a pilot program to allow school principals more autonomy in running schools.
Florida House Wants School Districts To Require UniformsThe Florida House wants school districts to require students to wear uniforms—a move they say could help improve school safety.
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.
Judge Dismisses Voucher Expansion SuitA lawsuit aimed at blocking the expansion of the state's main private school voucher program has been dismissed.
Scott Calls For Increased Education Spending In Election YearGovernor 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.
Miami-Dade Public Schools Announces New School ProgramsMiami-Dade Public Schools announced Wednesday the introduction of over 100 new educational programs for schools.
Schools Get White Hot For The HeatThe Miami Heat want to get students and teachers involved with the Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Indiana Pacers.
Florida Schools Back In Education Week's Top 10After falling out of their “Top 10” last year, Education Week reports Florida’s public schools have regained their place at the top.
Scott Says Public, Private Schools Should Face Same StandardsOn 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.
Veteran's Day: What's Open, What's ClosedVeterans Day is on Sunday, but it is observed on Monday. Here is a list of what’s open and closed for the holiday.
Palm Beach Co. Public Schools Closed Friday Due To Sandy School officials in Palm Beach County aren’t taking any chances with Hurricane Sandy.
Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are HungryIn recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.
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