Court Questions Student 'Opt Out' ArgumentsAn appeals court sounded skeptical of a judge's ruling on school board’s approach to students who "opted out" of standardized test.
University System Eyes Building ProjectsThe state university system is advancing $125 million in proposed construction and maintenance work.
Higher Education Leaders Look To Boost Degrees, CertificatesFifty-five percent of Florida's working-age population should have college degrees or professional certificates by 2025.
State, Parents Seek End To Scholarship LawsuitA group of parents asked the Florida Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit challenging a program that helps children attend private schools.
State Colleges Look For Funding BoostFlorida state colleges are looking for additional money in the next state budget.
Voucher Foes Bank Heavily On 2006 RulingMore than a decade after the Florida Supreme Court rejected a controversial school-vouchers program, voucher opponents hope for a repeat.
Third-Grade Promotion Ruling Spells Trouble For StateA judge declined to immediately order that students in a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit be promoted from third to fourth grade.
Education Groups Plunge Into Campaigns
Judge Weighs Third-Grade Policy After Contentious HearingA state judge is weighing a decision that could shake Florida's education-accountability system following a marathon hearing.
State, School Boards Look To Move Testing CaseJudge sets hearing to consider whether lawsuit challenging the state's third-grade retention policies should be decided by a federal court.
Appeals Court Rejects Voucher ChallengeAn appeals court rejected a challenge to Florida's de facto school-voucher system Tuesday.
Lawsuit Challenges Holding Back Students Over TestsParents whose children were retained in third grade after they "opted out" of Florida's standardized tests filed a lawsuit this week.
State Resumes Borrowing For Education ProjectsGov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet unanimously agreed to borrow millions over the next few years to build facilities for state schools.
School Bells Ringing Earlier This YearTens of thousands of Florida school children will return to their classrooms next week.
Judge Rejects Sweeping Challenge To Education SystemA Leon County judge Tuesday rejected a wide-ranging challenge to the state's education system, saying lawmakers had met their constitutional obligation to provide a free, high-quality public education for Florida students.