In Florida, agreement to reduce student arrests

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - One of the nation's largest school districts, law enforcement and the NAACP have reached a deal aimed at arresting fewer students for minor offenses and cutting down t..
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Children hit while boarding Hardee County school bus

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

HARDEE, Fla.- Three children were injured when a pick-up truck hit them as they were getting on the school bus, just before 7:30 a.m. Florida Highway Patrol said 9-year-old Caylin ..
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Fla. teacher suspended for taping student's hands

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A science teacher at Lake Brantley High School is serving a five-day suspension without pay for taping a disruptive student's hands together. &n..
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Edison State College adopts policy to ban sex offenders

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Edison State College Board of Trustees just unanimously adopted the policy to deny admission to sex offenders, sex predators and convicted felons, who crimes ..
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House bill makes schools check for sex offenders

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Public schools would be barred from employing teachers and other workers convicted of sexual offenses against children or other violent crimes under a bill the Ho..
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School bus crash on SR 80 at Joel Blvd injures student

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Two students were onboard a school bus when it was involved in a crash on State Road 80 at Joel Blvd. this afternoon. According to the Lee County School District,..
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Hearing on Common Core draws praise, criticism

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A public hearing held in South Florida drew both praise and heavy criticism for the state's new academic standards.    The Common Core State Standards a..
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'GRAMPA COPS' take on new roles at Fort Myers schools

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Some retired law enforcement officers are continuing to serve and protect, even after they turned in their badges. They're known as 'GRAMPA COPS' and they have ne..
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Bus driver allegedly leaves young student with a stranger

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Bob Irzyk

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- An upset mother is demanding answers after she says a miscommunication with her daughter's school put her child in danger.She thought her little girl was in after..
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University president shielded from testifying

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida appeals court is shielding University of West Florida President Judy Bense from having to testify in an employment discrimination lawsuit. &..
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Fla. to keep in place school grading safety net

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is going to keep in place a controversial safety net provision for the state's school grading system.    The State Board of Educatio..
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Fla. Gov. urges approval of teacher pay raises

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is calling on school districts across the state to approve pay raises for teachers.    Scott this year pledged $480 ..
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Ally of Jeb Bush exits Fla. education board

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Amid an ongoing dispute over the future of Florida's public schools, an ally of former Gov. Jeb Bush has abruptly resigned from the State Board of Educatio..
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ABQ Trolley Co. expands 'Breaking Bad' tours in NM

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico trolley company that takes "Breaking Bad" fanatics on a tour around Albuquerque is lengthening its season.    The ABQ Trolley C..
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Scott's pay raise slow to arrive for Fla. teachers

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott's pay raise for teachers isn't arriving quite as promised.    Scott this year pledged $480 million so that teachers ..
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US adults score below average on worldwide test

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's long been known that America's school kids haven't measured well compared with international peers. Now, there's a new twist: Adults don't either.  ..
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Enrollment up in Miami-Dade charter schools

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - Enrollment in the Miami-Dade school system is up - thanks to an increase in the number of students attending charter schools.    The Miami Herald (hrld...
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Cape Coral classroom using Nooks as teaching tool

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- One Cape Coral High School classroom is paving the way for a new type of learning. Mentally and physically challenged students are now using Nooks as part of thei..
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UF history professor found dead in his apartment

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A University of Florida history professor was found dead in his apartment days after he was last seen by colleagues.    The Gainesville Sun ..
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Collier & Hendry win funding for school resource officers

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier and Hendry counties have been granted funding to hire additional law enforcement, including school resource officers. Acting U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bent..
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