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Longtime Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dead At 75Julian Bond, a leading figure from the 1960s civil rights movement who served as chairman of the NAACP after a long career in politics, died Saturday, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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.
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.
Federal Investigation Sought In Florida Pre-K Diabetic IssueDiabetes 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 KidsAre 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.
Florida Gets "A" For Civil Rights EducationWhen 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 BullyingThe Broward Sheriff's Office-sponsored film premiered in Fort Lauderdale Wednesday night.
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