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Gov. Scott Signs Bill To Limit Standardized Tests

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed a wide-ranging bill aimed at rolling back the number of tests given to public school students, capping off a discussion that saw Florida Republicans ease back at least slightly on a longstanding principle of the state’s education-reform movement.

04/14/2015

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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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Florida Gov. Scott Suspends 11th Grade FSA Test

Any parent of a school-aged child knows the amount of testing in schools is intense in the state of Florida, but Tuesday morning, Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order to suspend a standardized test for the state’s 11th graders.

02/24/2015

A school in NW Miami-Dade is on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after police recovered a gun on a student. (Source: CBS4)

Father Speaks About Son Who Took Gun To NW Dade School

The father of a student who took a gun to his NW Miami-Dade school admits his son has some serious mental health issues and needs help.

12/11/2014

A school in NW Miami-Dade is on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after police recovered a gun on a student. (Source: CBS4)

Police: Student Takes Gun To NW Miami-Dade School

A school in Opa-locka was on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after police recovered a gun on a student.

12/10/2014

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Governor Scott Wants Review Of School Tests And Standards

A series of education proposals are expected to be rolled out by Governor Rick Scott Monday. The proposals will touch on everything from high-stakes testing to the cost of college.

08/24/2014

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Gov. Scott Pledges To Raise School Funding

If Florida Gov. Rick Scott is re-elected, he’s promising to boost school funding to its highest levels.

08/21/2014

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New School Year Brings Some Changes For South Florida Students

Bells will sound Monday morning, ringing in the first day of the 2014-2015 school year.

08/16/2014

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Top Spots For Music Classes In Miami

Learning to play an instrument can enliven your musical experience. It’s never too late to learn. This list will show you some of Miami’s best places to take music lessons.

CBS4–07/15/2014

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Broward School In Need Of Makeover Wants Voter Approval For $800M School Bond Issue

The Broward School District is asking voters to approve an $800 million bond issue in November for repairs, renovations and technology upgrades at public schools.

05/13/2014

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