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Broward School Board Considering Cell Phone Ban For Parents

Many parents pass time in the sometimes forever-long school pick-up line by catching up with friends on the phone, or perhaps even finishing-up business over Bluetooth. But, in an effort to put the brakes on dangerous driving, the Broward school district is proposing a ban on all cell phone use on school property while driving.

01/30/2014

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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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Snow & Ice Expected In Florida’s Panhandle

Schools, courts and government offices throughout the western Panhandle plan to close because of the anticipated snow and ice.

01/27/2014

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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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Changes To Education Standards Unveiled

The Florida Department of Education has unveiled a list of recommended changes to the state’s learning standards, the next step in an effort to tamp down criticism of the state’s participation in a national set of benchmarks known as Common Core.

CBS Miami–01/14/2014

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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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Florida Teens Falling Further Behind International Peers In Education

Florida school children are not keeping up with their national and international peers in math and science.

CBS Miami–12/03/2013

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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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Florida Hires New Education Commissioner

Pam Stewart, the interim education commissioner chosen after Tony Bennett’s abrupt resignation in August, has been officially hired as Bennett’s successor.

09/17/2013

(Source: AP/Brian Bohannon)

Scott Calls For Education Summit

Governor Rick Scott has asked education, business, and political leaders to meet next week to discuss the state’s school grading system as controversy surrounds the issue.

CBS Miami–08/23/2013

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