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Teen gets scholarship thanks to Diplomas Now. (Source: CBS4)

‘Diplomas Now’ Steers Booker T. Senior In The Right Direction

Sometimes students are headed in the wrong direction, and with proper guidance or steering, it’s possible for them to turn a corner and make the grade.

05/20/2015

NEW YORK - 1958:  In this handout from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the skin of a patient after three days of measles infection is seen at a New York hospital in 1958.  Measles outbreaks have been reported throughout the U.S., with the latest reported February 5, 2015 at a daycare in suburban Chicago where as many as five children under the age of one have been infected. (Photo by CDC via Getty Images)

Health Officials Confirm Measles Case St. Lucie County Child

A case of the measles has been confirmed in St. Lucie County.

04/16/2015

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A Look At The College Tuition Perks At Starbucks, McDonald’s

Starbucks says it will now cover four years of tuition reimbursement for workers to earn an online undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, instead of just two years. Last week, McDonald’s Corp. also announced it was expanding a college tuition assistance program to workers at all its U.S. stores.

04/07/2015

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AAP: School-Based Drug Testing Lacks “Solid Evidence For Their Effectiveness”

The American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday that, although school drug testing has hypothetical benefits, it opposes the widespread implementation of schools drug testing students.

03/30/2015

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Five Middle School Students Arrested And Suspended

Five students at Allapattah Middle School are facing charges Monday.

03/16/2015

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Lawmakers Considering Earlier School Start Dates

Florida lawmakers are considering proposals that would allow most school districts to start classes earlier in August.

03/06/2015

Booking photo of Melany Joyce Alexander. (credit: Hernando County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies: Woman Accused Of Beating Child, Forcing Her To Wear Shirt Saying She Had Bad Grades

A woman has been arrested after police accused her of beating a child with a belt and making her wear a shirt to school that she said she had bad grades.

02/25/2015

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Governor Scott Orders Less Testing In State’s Public Schools

Governor Rick Scott is suspending a standardized test given to Florida’s 11th graders.

02/18/2015

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Crucial Legal Question Confronts Florida’s Voucher Program

The fate of the state’s private school voucher program, which currently serves nearly 70,000 students, is being decided in a Leon County courtroom.

02/09/2015

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Superintendent Announces Millions For Sunset High Renovations

Less than two weeks after a social media firestorm that put a negative spotlight on Sunset Senior High School for unsanitary conditions, an announcement was made Monday of millions of dollars invested to turn the school around.

02/02/2015

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