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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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Fla. Education Commissioner Resigns

Just days after a scandal broke calling into question the integrity of Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett, informed Governor Rick Scott he will resign.

CBS Miami–08/01/2013

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State Releases School Grades Friday

The Florida Board of Education released grades for most of the state’s public schools Friday, but only after the scores underwent a last-minute overhaul.

CBS Miami–07/26/2013

(SOURCE: CBS4)

Math Tutor Who Moonlights In Porn Banned To Advertise At S. Fla. Schools

Conflicting opinions on whether a tutor’s advertising banners should be banned or not, based off of his steamy past, arose on Wednesday.

CBS4–05/08/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Local High School Makes Newsweek’s “Best” List

South Florida parents looking for a top high school to enroll their child in may not have to look any farther than their own proverbial backyard.

05/07/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Highlights Of The 2013 Florida Budget

As the Florida Legislature’s 2013 regular session was winding down Friday, both house finally passed the state’s $74.5 billion budget. The massive budget was sent to Florida Governor Rick Scott for his signature.

CBS Miami–05/04/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Sequester Cuts Set To Impose Austerity On Florida & U.S.

It’s an arcane budget term, but the sequester, is set to fundamentally reshape federal spending in ways that could set the economy on a path back to recession. The sequester is the beginning of a scheduled decade of financial austerity like has been seen in Europe in recent years.

CBS Miami–02/25/2013

(Source: AP/Brian Bohannon)

Book Bags Banned At Some Local Schools

Some school officials in South Florida are taking no chances over the next 48 hours as rumors of possible shootings and other violence have taken hold with Friday being the one week anniversary of the deadly Connecticut school shootings.

CBS Miami–12/20/2012

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Superintendent Says M-D School Bond Issue Passes

It wasn’t just political offices Miami-Dade County voters had to evaluate during Tuesday’s election. They made their voices heard on a variety of proposed amendments to the Miami-Dade County Charter.

CBS Miami–11/07/2012

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