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  • Testing in schools: Florida lawmakers have many questions

    Testing in schools: Florida lawmakers have many questions
    Testing has been a hot-button issue in Florida this school year, with parents and educators arguing that schools, at the state's behest, must give too many and use the results for too many high-stakes decisions. Lawmakers have signaled they might want to rethink things - but mostly they've had questions. Lots of them.
  • Bill curbing student discipline over gun play heads to Gov. Scott

    Bill curbing student discipline over gun play heads to Gov. Scott
    A bill that would curb schools’ abilities to discipline, suspend and expel students for simulating guns or wearing clothing depicting firearms is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. State senators gave final approval, 32-6, to the so-...

    Let school districts handle textbook purchases, lawmakers say (No thanks, districts respond)

    Let school districts handle textbook purchases, lawmakers say (No thanks, districts respond)
    A push to "maximize local control" would mean local school districts would decide which textbooks to buy for every class taught in its schools. That's a time-consuming and expensive task that Florida's school systems say they don't want -- but the Florida...

    Lawmakers look to revise A-to-F school grading system

    Lawmakers look to revise A-to-F school grading system
    Florida's first-in-the-nation -- and, lately, much-criticized -- A-to-F school grading system likely will be revised in the coming legislative session. The question is in what ways. A bill proposed by the Senate education committee (proposed as SB 7060)...

    Weatherford: No big water policy this year

    Weatherford: No big water policy this year
     TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday there won't be any big water policies adopted this year, punting the potentially tough political confrontation with polluters until two Central Florida lawmakers are running the Legislature next...