TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is terminating a $20 million contract to build a website intended to help students, parents and teachers master new academic standards going into place.
The move by the Department of Education comes a week after the Tallahassee technology company hired to build the website filed its own lawsuit that charged the agency violated the contract.
State education officials maintain Infinity Software Development fell significantly behind designing and building the website. The agency also asserts the company did not turn in acceptable lessons and tests in areas such as math, civics and biology.
One example cited by education officials is Infinity employees used the phrase "pursuit of happiness" to discuss the preamble to the U.S. Constitution even though the words actually appear in the Declaration of Independence.
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