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State reduces hefty fees for teacher exams; educators praise the move

Though hundreds of would-be and new teachers have been failing state-required exams, there’s at least some consolation: The State Board of Education just reduced...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Vouchers for FL middle class families may be on the horizon

The most expansive voucher proposal yet in the state capital would allow kids in Florida's middle class families to get “scholarships” for private schools,...

Lawmakers proposing changes to Bright Future scholarships

If past is prologue, a move by the Florida Legislature to raise qualifying test scores for high school graduates seeking the popular Bright Futures...

ACT and SAT exams show up in nationwide college admissions scandal

Thousands of students will take college entrance exams this spring -- the crucial ACT and SAT tests used for college admissions.But a massive college...

Legislature advances proposals to let more people carry guns around schools, churches

The Republican-led Legislature is advancing two proposals that would let more people have guns around schools and houses of worship.One measure would repeal a...

Hydraulic fracking ban moves along in Florida Senate, despite critics

For the past couple of years in Tallahassee, state lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have supported banning the oil and gas-drilling...

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