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Higher education bill in FL threatens New College’s independence: ‘We have an identity we...

Update: Following a lengthy debate over the merger of New College with the University of Florida on Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee voted, 17-11,...

Gov. DeSantis: Sanders’ ‘whitewash’ of Cuban government ‘totally unacceptable’ to Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis bludgeoned Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Monday over the Vermont senator’s qualified defense, during a 60 Minutes interview, of left-wing governments...
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Beyond the spin is a grim reality: Nearly half of FL grads who took...

Florida officials raved last week when statewide results were released for the tough advanced placement exams that can help high school kids earn credits...
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FL House and Senate advance competing budget bills for 2020-21

With differences over funding for affordable housing, environmental land purchases, and tourism promotion, the Florida House and Senate on Wednesday advanced separate versions of...
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State Board of Ed: Yet another set of academic standards for FL public schools

The State Board of Education on Wednesday approved new academic standards for what kids should know, with educators hoping to create stability after years...

Revamping FL’s academic standards: Political posturing or what’s best for kids?

A revamp of Florida’s math and English academic standards – what students are expected to know from kindergarten to 12th grade – was designed...

House panel backs warning labels for Florida Lottery tickets

Despite a gubernatorial veto of a similar bill last year, state lawmakers again are trying to slap a warning label on state Lottery tickets.In...

How long would it take for all FL public school teachers to get starting...

State House and Senate budget committees voted Wednesday to earmark millions for public school teacher pay raises, though it’s not clear how long it...

Is it okay for FL public school teachers to work 3 or 4 jobs?...

What was State Sen. Dennis Baxley trying to say last week, when key senators were discussing raises for Florida public school teachers who earn...

What kids (and parents) should know: FL is revamping English and math standards and...

Florida education officials rolled out new academic standards Friday for what kids should know in English Language Arts and math, ranging from old-fashioned cursive...

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