SeaWorld Removing Emergency Floor Lifts In Killer Whale PoolsSeaWorld is removing the emergency lifting floors at the bottom of orca pools that were installed after the death of trainer, saying they are no longer needed.
SeaWorld Says It Will End Orca Shows In San Diego By 2017Shamu will be making his last splash at SeaWorld’s San Diego park by 2017, a top executive said Monday.
SeaWorld Wants To Keep Relationship With Florida IntactSeaWorld wants to maintain their partnership with state officials in Florida despite disapproval from PETA.
House Leader Casts Doubt On Background-Check BillThe chairman of a key House panel says a controversial bill about background checks for workers at after-school programs won't get a hearing "in its current form" from his committee.
FDLE Closes School Testing Cyberattack InvestigationThe FDLE’s investigation into a cyberattack on school testing systems last March has been closed.
Smith Renews Debate On After-School Background ChecksA legislative battle over state regulation of after-school programs will return during the 2016 legislative session.
Florida's New Public-School Test Found ValidA new study found Florida's high stakes school testing millions of school children is valid.
Florida Still Investigating Cyberattack On School TestingThe cyberattack on school testing systems from nearly six months ago is still fresh on the minds of Florida officials as students are streaming back into school this month.
State Wants Dads To Take Their Kids To School
Testing Bill On Hold Amid Debate Over High-Level CoursesLegislation that would overhaul Florida's testing program for public schools was in suspended animation Wednesday, as senators weigh whether to exempt some students in high-level classes from statewide standardized tests.
State Investigating Cyber-Attack On FSA Testing SystemSouth Florida students did not encounter any technical issues Monday while taking the state’s new standardized test, however, the state’s top law enforcement agency is investigating testing delays caused by cyber-attacks on a server used to administer the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).
Florida Testing Debate Shifts For RepublicansFor years, debates about holding Florida teachers and schools accountable followed a predictable pattern: Democrats and teachers unions criticized the plans as being too heavily reliant on standardized testing, while Republicans pushed through the plans and insisted that measuring student progress ensures children will learn. This year, the terms of the debate have changed.