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Panel Passes ‘Common Sense’ Tweak To School Gun Policies

A bill backed by the National Rifle Association that lawmakers said would add “common sense” to zero-tolerance policies for guns in public schools sailed through a House education panel on Wednesday.

02/05/2014

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National Signing Day Brings Hope For Fla. Schools

The annual rite of passage that is National Signing Day in college football began early Wednesday morning with teams all across America hoping to sign the next Johnny Manziel or Jameis Winston.

CBS Miami–02/05/2014

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Some Fla. College Grad. Rates Deemed Unacceptable

While some schools have shown progress, the new chairman of the Florida Board of Governors said graduation rates at some Florida universities were unacceptable.

CBS Miami–01/16/2014

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Focus On South Florida: Miami-Dade Magnet Schools

Schools out until January 6th, but there’s another date in January many parents need to be aware of. January 15th is the magnet school application deadline. We look at the Miami-Dade magnet school program in general, and the application process in particular.

CBS4–12/22/2013

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Dade High Schools Get B Grade; Broward Receives C

Miami-Dade County maintained its overall B rating for schools this year, but Broward County dropped from a B to a C in the latest ranking released by the state Wednesday morning.

CBS Miami–12/18/2013

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Deerfield Park Elementary Parents Warned Of Bacterial Meningitis Case In School

The parents of students at Deerfield Park Elementary School were notified Tuesday about a case of bacterial meningitis.

12/03/2013

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Students Go To Extreme Measures To Get Higher Test Scores

It’s no secret the college admissions process can be stressful for students, especially the dreaded standardized tests like the SAT and ACT, but these days the pressure to perform is greater than ever.

CBS Miami–11/17/2013

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Parents Left In Dark On Scissors Attack At School

At Palmetto Senior High School in upscale Pinecrest Wednesday a female 11th grader allegedly attacked a boy with a pair of scissors she had grabbed from the teacher’s desk.

11/14/2013

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More Lenient Lice Policies May Bug Some Parents

Many will remember that, as a kid, when a classmate had lice—they had to go home and not return until the lice was gone. But some states are changing that policy—meaning students with lice can stay in school.

11/08/2013

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6-Year-Old Hit & Killed By Car Driven By 16-Year-Old

A six-year-old girl is dead and her grandmother was left in serious condition after both were hit by a car near the intersection of NE 13th Place and NE 209th Terrace in Miami-Dade County.

CBS Miami–11/06/2013

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