Fla. Legislature passes in-state tuition bill

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida students living in the country illegally will be allowed to qualify for in-state college tuition rates under a bill passed by the Legislature. ..
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Fla. Legislature OKs 1-year pause on school grades

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's school grading system would be paused for a year under a bill now headed to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott.    The Florida House on W..
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Fla. Senate revives in-state tuition break

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate is reviving a tuition break for some Florida high school graduates who are living in the country illegally.    The Senate..
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Florida's high school graduation rate among lowest

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's high school graduation rate is among the lowest in the nation.    A report released Monday at the Building a GradNation Summit in Washington f..
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Fla. House passes rival school textbook bill

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State officials would still review textbooks used in classrooms under a bill passed by the Florida House.    The House on Monday refused to ..
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Collier 4th grader refuses to take Math FCAT

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

NAPLES, Fla.- A fourth grade student at Naples Park Elementary School refused to take the Math FCAT today, part of a growing 'opt-out' movement. Chase Moore says, "I was just afrai..
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University to students: no selfies at graduation

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - In the coming weeks, graduates of the University of South Florida will be able to frame their diplomas - but not a selfie of their walk across the commencement s..
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FCAT server has technical difficulties, disrupts test

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The teachers' union is calling yesterday's problems with the state's FCAT test a sign of a flawed system. The Collier County School District says the national..
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Technical glitch causes FCAT testing problems in Collier

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Several Florida school districts, including Collier County, are having trouble administering the state's standardized test because of a computer glitch. &nb..
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Edison unveils new logo and mascot

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Along with a new name, there will also be a new look. As Edison State College makes the transition to become Florida SouthWestern State College, there will b..
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Voucher expansion proposal revived

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A proposal to expand Florida's main private school voucher program is advancing again in the Legislature. A Senate committee on Tuesday agreed to include t..
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High court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Lenny Smith

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is upholding the decision by Michigan voters to ban the use of race as a factor in college admissions.    The justices said in a ..
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Opponents: Textbook bill creates unfunded mandate

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Muslim activist group says a bill that would require the state's school districts to review textbooks used in classrooms creates an unfunded mandate and ..
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Three governors team up to push for lower tuition bill

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott, along with former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez, made an urgent last-minute plea for legislators to pass a tuition break to ..
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Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today's global economy.    Mrs. Obama tells a group of students that young ..
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Parents keep kids home during FCAT testing

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The 'opt out' movement is gaining momentum and making its way to Southwest Florida, as parents choose to have their kids not take the FCAT test. Lori Fayhee is on..
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College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.    Sample questions for th..
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Gainesville high school takes math title again

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - You might call them math wizards.    The Buchholz High School math team swept the Florida Mu Alpha Theta competition over the weekend, bring..
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Deep Creek teacher on leave after child abuse allegations

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- A Charlotte County teacher is on administrative leave, pending an investigation into child abuse allegations. Mike Riley with Charlotte County Schools confi..
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Senate approves bill on ailing nursing schools

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate has approved a measure requiring nursing education programs to be nationally accredited within five years of accepting students. &n..
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