Opponents: Textbook bill creates unfunded mandate

Updated 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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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Gov. Scott announces $3.5 million for Lee public schools

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Governor Rick Scott visited Allen Park Elementary today, and announced more money will be given to 40 public school in the Lee County School District.Scott announ..
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New Everglades curriculum available to teachers

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A state-approved curriculum to guide classes about the Everglades is now available to Florida teachers.    The Everglades Foundation unv..
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Panel Oks bill to allow guns in Florida schools

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The debate whether safety is worth the risk of having more guns on school campuses took center stage in a Florida House committee, which approved a bill We..
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Common Core backlash in Fla. prompts changes

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Fueled by parents angry over contentious new national education standards called Common Core, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature is pushing thro..
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$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.    Every payment toward their stude..
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Scott meets with students in Tampa, talks tuition

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott met with five high school students and their parents to discuss the rising cost of college tuition.    The students from Thomas Je..
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Girl, 8, injured while getting off school bus

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

PONTE VEDRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an 8-year-old north Florida girl is in serious condition after being hit by a car that attempted to pass the school bus she was walki..
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Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton promote higher education

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, potential foes in the 2016 presidential contest, said Monday that higher education has the power to transform lives and be..
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FCAT's final farewell as new test looms

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Sunshine State is ready to part ways with its Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, a mainstay in schools for more than a decade.  But the unnamed test..
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Report: Progress, challenges on Race to the Top

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education says Florida is showing progress in implementing a $700 million Race to the Top grant designed to spur student improvement and lift lo..
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Fla. Senate approves Edison Sate College's name change

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Florida Senate passed a bill 40-0 today, that would legally change Edison State College's name to Florida SouthWestern State College, according to our partner..
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Concerns arise regarding the FCAT replacement test

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The FCAT is being phased out as the state's standardized test for students, but what's replacing it next year has some educators worried.    After ..
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