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Rick Scott Approves First Online Public University In The U.S.

Reuters | Bill Cotterell | Posted 06.23.2013 | Miami

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, April 22 (Reuters) - Public university students in Florida next year will be able to start working towa...

Choose Your Own Adventure: Career, Industry, Or Scholar

The Miami Herald | Kathleen McGrory | Posted 05.24.2013 | Miami

What if high school were less like an assembly line and more like a Choose Your Own Adventure novel? State lawmakers are considering a proposal tha...

Should Teachers Pack Heat?

The Tampa Tribune | Rob Shaw | Posted 05.18.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- Your child's third-grade teacher might be packing more than a lesson plan in the classroom if a bill designed to make schools safer becomes l...

Jeb Bush's Education Foundation Under Fire

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 05.03.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- Lobbyists are not allowed to finance perks like trips for state officials, but those at the Foundation for Excellence in Education get around...

Strange Phone Call Wakes Up Almost 100K Parents

Sun Sentinel | Karen Yi | Posted 04.01.2013 | Miami

The Broward County School District's automated calling system went haywire this week -- calling 73,000 homes late in the night, sometimes in languages...

Officials Lash Out At Rick Scott 'PR Ploy'

The Tampa Tribune | | Posted 03.27.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a plan Wednesday he said would give Florida's public school teachers a $2,500 pay raise. The governor said it would...

Is This Teacher A Bully?

Sun Sentinel | Karen Yi | Posted 03.16.2013 | Miami

A Fort Lauderdale math teacher is facing termination after she allegedly harassed and intimidated a fellow teacher and intentionally embarrassed her s...

Staggering Cost To Put Cops In Broward Grammar Schools

Sun Sentinel | Scott Travis and Karen Yi | Posted 02.20.2013 | Miami

In South Florida's middle and high schools, police officers have long been considered necessities. In elementary schools, they're often viewed as luxu...

Rick Scott's 'Very Bad Idea'

The Tampa Tribune | Jerome R. Stockfisch | Posted 01.27.2013 | Miami

ST. PETERSBURG -- Gov. Rick Scott has challenged state colleges to provide bachelor's degree programs that don't cost more than $10,000, and although ...

Good News For Children Of Florida's Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 11.07.2012 | Miami

State education leaders decided against appealing a judge's ruling that the children of Florida's undocumented immigrants cannot be charged higher tui...

Scott Takes A Stand On Community College Tuition

Posted 11.01.2012 | Miami

Gov. Rick Scott is remaining firm in his stance against tuition increases at Florida's community colleges, despite opposition from state legislators. ...

Florida Terminates $20M Contract To Build Education Assistance Website

Posted 11.01.2012 | Education

Florida’s Department of Education has terminated its $20 million contract with Infinity Software Development, a Tallahassee technology company it hi...

Rick Scott's Education Plan: Debit Cards For Teachers

The Orlando Sentinel | Leslie Postal | Posted 12.26.2012 | Education

Gov. Rick Scott wants all Florida teachers to get state-funded debit cards they can use to purchase school supplies many now pay for with their own mo...

Task Force: Students With Fewer Prospects Should Pay MORE

Sun Sentinel | Scott Travis | Posted 12.25.2012 | Miami

If you want to save money at Florida's universities, you may soon have to choose biology over ballet or engineering over English. A state task force ...

'Resounding Negative Perception'

The Orlando Sentinel | Leslie Postal | Posted 12.20.2012 | Miami

The State Board of Education looked prepared to vote -- without discussion or debate -- when board member John Padget pointed out a passage on page 16...

Teacher Injured -- By A Fish Falling From Sky!!!

Posted 10.19.2012 | Miami

A Southwest Florida teacher was injured supervising the lunch hour when a fish -- yes, a fish -- fell from the sky. A Naples High School employee ...

Florida Sets Math, Reading Goals Based On Race, Ethnicity

Posted 10.12.2012 | Education

Just a few weeks after a similar move by Virginia was met with controversy, Florida has also adopted achievement standards based on race and ethnicity...

State Champs!

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 09.12.2012 | Miami

U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Colleges" rankings is out for 2013, and the University of Miami leads Florida's "big three" universities among...

Q&A: Alberto Carvalho On Public Schools, Immigration, And The FCAT

Posted 09.12.2012 | Miami

It's hard to imagine more than a handful of jobs more difficult than that of Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The nation's 4th-larg...

Florida School Teachers Helped Students Cheat

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

The state Department of Education's investigation into the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) found potential cheating at four Florida schoo...

Is Rick Scott Reversing Course On The FCAT?

Broward Palm Beach New Times | Chris Joseph | Posted 08.22.2012 | Miami

Governor Rick Scott released a video earlier this week saying that he will work to make changes to Florida's FCAT testing system. "No more teaching...

Horrible Stat For Florida Schools

Miami Herald | Laura Isensee | Posted 10.20.2012 | Miami

From designing motivational posters to high-fiving students at the door, South Florida schools spend a lot of effort to get kids to do the obvious: Sh...

School Board Needs $1.2 BILLION

Miami Herald | Laura Isensee | Posted 09.29.2012 | Miami

Leaky roofs, old air-conditioning units and peeling paint plague many Miami-Dade schools. Some newer buildings have state-of-the-art technology; ot...

WATCH: Worst Kindergarten Teacher EVER?

Posted 07.20.2012 | Miami

A Miami-Dade kindergarten teacher was caught misbehaving -- big time. Reina Herrera, 32, was arrested when witnesses saw a woman wearing dark cloth...

New Florida Teacher Evaluation System Comes Under Fire

Posted 07.17.2012 | Education

Florida’s new teacher evaluation system has come under fire by teachers across the state, the Orlando Sentinel reports. As part of a controversi...