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FL may create a “state disqualification list” for disciplined educators

State lawmakers are pushing to require a “state disqualification list” of educators involved in serious disciplinary actions such as a revoked license.The Department of...
Joe Negron

Former Senate president takes a $400k gig with a private prison company

Former Florida Senate President Joe Negron is being paid $400,000 a year by a private prison company that he helped while he was a...

Firefighters battling cancer look to the Legislature for help

The rows of firefighter boots, arranged en masse outside Florida’s Capitol, were a startling sight.Five hundred boots, each with a card bearing the name...
DeVos

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos looks into massive college admissions scandal

With federal prosecutors this week revealing a massive college admissions scandal, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says her own department will investigate whether any...

Miami bans popular weed killer for use in city parks, projects

The City of Miami has banned its landscaping crews from using weed killers that contain glyphosate, a herbicide brought to the market by Monsanto...
State Senator Anitere Flores & former U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo

Prominent Florida Republicans blame feds for state’s faulty immigration measures

Two prominent Miami-area Republicans say the federal government’s inability to address comprehensive immigration issues is creating a void that's allowing state lawmakers to push...

Florida sends too many juveniles to adult prisons. It’s no place for a child,...

Taylor Lawrance will celebrate her 19th birthday Saturday at the Florida Women’s Reception Center in Marion County.As inmate H48955, she will mark her next...
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Should teachers stay in the classroom if they can’t pass the state’s General Knowledge...

Hundreds of would-be and new teachers have been failing state exams in fundamental subjects and skills, raising concerns about how to maintain a quality...
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State lawmakers moving to kill off the venerable Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Saying it isn’t representing Florida citizens the way it should, a committee in the Republican-controlled state House voted unanimously on Thursday to abolish the...

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz does a little procedural protest against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted 420-0 to approve a resolution to make Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s forthcoming report on Russian election meddling in...

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