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  • Judge tosses lawsuit challenging school-voucher expansion

    Judge tosses lawsuit challenging school-voucher expansion
    TALLAHASSEE -- A Leon County judge dismissed a lawsuit filed last July that challenged a wide-reaching school-voucher expansion state lawmakers passed in the final day of session. Circuit Judge Charles Frances ruled that Florida Education Association...
  • PB schools developing 400 new mandatory tests

    PB schools developing 400 new mandatory tests
    Final exams will be given to Palm Beach County students this school year in most every subject and in every grade -- even kindergartners. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's controversial 2011 teacher merit pay law,...
  • Downtown UCF campus could transform Orlando : Editorial

    Downtown UCF campus could transform Orlando : Editorial
    The Medical City. The Institute for Simulation and Training. The Florida High Tech Corridor Council. The Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers. The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center. Each of these efforts to add high-wage...
  • Profile features softer side of Ellyn Bogdanoff

    Profile features softer side of Ellyn Bogdanoff
    Former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, has long been known for her tenacious style. A softer side of Bogdanoff was on display in a recent rundown of her rematch against Democratic state Sen. Maria Sachs. They’re set for do-over of...
  • Redistricting Redux in the courtroom

    Redistricting Redux in the courtroom
    TALLAHASSEE -- The authors and critics of Florida's re-drawn congressional map were back in a courtroom Wednesday haggling over the same seat that sparked their two year legal fight: the African-American-leaning district of Rep. Corrine Brown, D-...
  • Parents of disabled kids sign up for new scholarships

    Parents of disabled kids sign up for new scholarships
    In public school, Jen Goodwin's 11-year-old son, who has Asperger's syndrome, made solid academic gains but struggled with a "loud and overwhelming" campus. In a smaller private school, the boy thrived socially but started to lose ground academically....
  • Sanctions on Russia, love, and Robinson: Letters

    Sanctions on Russia? President Obama "demanded" that Russia stop supporting separatists in Ukraine after the downing of an airliner by a missile he said was fired from rebel territory. That very likely was a missile supplied by Russia, regardless from...
  • Crist's 'fairness' pledge could draw fight from GOP lawmakers

    Crist's 'fairness' pledge could draw fight from GOP lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE — On his first day back as governor, Charlie Crist says he wants to raise the minimum wage and stop job discrimination against women and gays. But there's a catch: The Legislature might say no. Last week, the Democrat pledged a...
  • Push for downtown UCF campus quickly takes shape

    Push for downtown UCF campus quickly takes shape
    The University of Central Florida — which already has a massive and growing campus in east Orange County — is moving quickly on a plan to build a $75 million satellite campus in downtown Orlando. The downtown campus would be a joint endeavor...
  • Lawmakers OK $25 million for springs clean-up

    Lawmakers OK $25 million for springs clean-up
    TALLAHASSEE – About two-dozen Florida springs clean-up projects got a $25 million taxpayer infusion Wednesday when a budget-writing panel signed off on plans to clean up leaky septic tanks and polluted waters, feeding both springs and development....
  • Scott promises $1B in tax cuts during campaign stop in Winter Park

    Scott promises $1B in tax cuts during campaign stop in Winter Park
    WINTER PARK — Gov. Rick Scott brought his "Let's Keep Working" tax-cut tour to the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce on Monday, where he promised to reduce taxes by $1 billion over the next two years if he's re-elected. The cuts would help...