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State’s High School Graduation Rate Among Lowest

The State of Florida is currently tied with four other states for having the fifth lowest high school graduation rate.

04/28/2014

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Florida To Receive Grant Money To Help Homeless

The State of Florida will receive more than $70 million in grants to help the homeless.

04/26/2014

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Florida School Guns Proposal Gets House OK

With some lawmakers saying schools can be easy targets for deranged shooters, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would allow designated employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds in case of emergency situations.

CBS Miami–03/12/2014

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Bill That Would Allow Teachers To Carry Guns Gains Traction In Legislature

A controversial gun bill gaining traction in the Florida legislature isn’t garnering much support in South Florida education circles.

03/11/2014

(Source: CBS4) Greyhound racing may be a thing of the past

Critics Look To Shut Down Greyhound Racing

Several lawmakers, on Wednesday, joined with animal-rights groups and two rescue dogs at a Capitol news conference calling for changes in the state’s decades-old greyhound racing industry—a sport that has seen waning popularity in recent year.

02/19/2014

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Weatherford: No New Stadium ‘Checks’ This Year

House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, indicated Wednesday he’s not in favor of the state setting aside money for any professional-sports stadium projects this year, after also opposing a high-profile effort in 2013 to direct tax dollars to improvements at the home of the Miami Dolphins.

02/12/2014

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Florida Board Of Education Weighs Changes To Common Core

The State’s Board of Education met Tuesday in Miami to discuss, among other things, proposed changes to the Common Core academic standards. It also recognized Alberto Carvalho as the state superintendent of the year.

CBS4–01/21/2014

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Gov. Scott: Boost Spending To Prevent Child Abuse

In response to a string of child-abuse related deaths in the State of Florida, Governor Rick Scott wants to hire more than 400 additional investigators in the coming year—an effort that will cost millions.

01/13/2014

Warren Zilka was arrested and charged with sending inappropriate content to a student. (CBS4)

Teacher Facing Charges For Alleged Obscene Emails Is Out Of Jail

A teacher in Coral Springs is facing two felony charges for allegedly sending a student obscene material over the Internet. He was released from jail early Saturday morning.

CBS4–09/07/2013

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Florida Leaders’ Bring New Attention To Student Testing

Legislative leaders in the Sunshine State, calling to pull away from a multi-state partnership preparing new tests for student learning, have set off a round of battles over the future of Florida’s student testing standards.

07/24/2013

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