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Dream Defenders Petition Demands Education Equality

The civil rights group Dream Defenders is asking Gov. Rick Scott to end education discrimination in Florida’s school system.


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Big Session Ahead For Juvenile Justice Legislation

The Legislature is expected to take up major changes to Florida’s juvenile-justice system during the 2014 session, looking to put more emphasis on prevention and rehabilitation for youthful offenders.


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Federal Investigation Sought In Florida Pre-K Diabetic Issue

Diabetes in children is on the rise. Some experts have predicted a 23 percent increase in the number of children with Type 1 diabetes by 2050. Now a federal investigation is being sought into claims that diabetic children are being turned away from many Florida pre-kindergarten programs.



Complaint: Broward Pre-K Providers Discriminate Against Diabetic Kids

Are Prekindergarten programs in Broward County violating federal law by refusing to accept children with diabetes?



Bill Would End Ban On College Tuition Breaks For Kids Of Undocumented

It may be a tough sell at a time when tuition is climbing and available seats at Florida universities are scarce, but a Jacksonville state representative has filed a bill that would legalize state tuition breaks for all Florida residents, even if their parents are not here legally.


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Florida Gets “A” For Civil Rights Education

When it comes to teaching about the civil rights movement, South Florida teachers along with their fellow teachers across state have made the grade.



Film Documents Student’s Struggle With Bullying

The Broward Sheriff’s Office-sponsored film premiered in Fort Lauderdale Wednesday night.