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  • In Legislature, practical Republicans battle obstructionists

    In Legislature, practical Republicans battle obstructionists
    There is a war raging in Tallahassee.
  • Curbs on Florida school testing passed by Florida Senate

    Responding to the ongoing backlash about Florida's standardized testing, the Florida Senate on Thursday passed a sweeping bill that would place limits on the use of tests in the state's public schools. The vote followed two days of debate during which...

    Longer school day helps students, should continue, lawmaker says

    Longer school day helps students, should continue, lawmaker says
    Florida elementary schools that had to provide an extra hour of reading lessons last school year boosted the percentage of students who gained reading skills and who scored better on state reading tests, researchers said. That's reason to continue the...

    Five things for Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    Five things for Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    Here are your stories for Tuesday in Central Florida: Rolling Stones coming to Orlando; Bright House cable being bought; Mother's milk bank opening; and officials finally addressing dangerous streets near UCF. 1. The Rolling Stones will play a concert...

    Insurance bill for Uber takes first Senate step

    Insurance bill for Uber takes first Senate step
    TALLAHASSEE - Both Uber and taxicab companies offered some backseat driving tips Monday to lawmakers pushing a bill to require insurance for companies like Uber that match passengers with drivers through a cell phone app. Sen. David Simmons’...