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Rick Scott

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  • Broward County schools could give hundreds of new tests

    Broward County schools could give hundreds of new tests
    Final exams will be given to Broward County students this school year in most every subject and in every grade -- even kindergarten. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's controversial 2011 teacher merit pay law,...
  • Has the recent NFL crime blotter soured you on watching games?

  • Should Orange County schools permit distribution of Satanist literature?

  • Should Amendment 3 be passed?: Front Burner

    Should Amendment 3 be passed?: Front Burner
    Editor's note: Today is the first in a Front Burner series addressing the proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution on the November ballot. With all the attention on this year's proposed constitutional amendments dealing with conservation spending...
  • No: Amendment creates political meddling: Front Burner

    In the past, Florida was hailed nationally as a model system for appointment of fair and impartial judges based solely on merit. It was perhaps the greatest legacy of the late Gov. Reubin Askew, who voluntarily gave up his sole authority to appoint judges...
  • Cousin of Bell shooting suspect: 'They should not have let him out of prison'

    Cousin of Bell shooting suspect: 'They should not have let him out of prison'
    When the final bullets were silenced at a home on a dirt road in the North Florida town of Bell, every family member inside was dead, deputies said. Donald Spirit is believed to be the lone gunman responsible for slaying his 28-year-old daughter and her...
  • PB, 10 districts call for high-stakes testing to end

    PB, 10 districts call for high-stakes testing to end
    Eleven of Florida's coastal school districts agreed on a simple four-word message Friday: suspend high-stakes testing. The Greater Consortium of Florida School Boards, which includes representatives from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, is...
  • Broward, 10 other districts decry high-stakes testing

    Broward, 10 other districts decry high-stakes testing
    Eleven of Florida's coastal school districts agreed on a simple four-word message Friday: suspend high- stakes testing. The Greater Consortium of Florida School Boards, which includes School Board representatives from Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade...
  • Florida scientists urge state leaders to join climate summit

    TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - A group of 42 scientists from Florida universities submitted a joint letter on Thursday urging Governor Rick Scott and other state leaders to participate in a summit this fall to seek solutions for climate change. The group...
  • Small Florida town copes with mass killing

    BELL, Fla. It was hard enough for the adults in this tiny north Florida town to make sense of the mass killing that rocked their community Thursday. It was even harder explaining it to their children many of whom attended school with five of the young...
  • Florida unemployment edges up slightly in August

    Florida unemployment edges up slightly in August
    Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly in August, to 6.3 percent, state officials said Friday. The jobless rate edged up one-tenth of a percentage point from July but was 0.8 percentage points lower than it was in August 2013, according to the...