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  • Gov. Scott orders less testing in Florida's public schools

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, acknowledging the ongoing backlash over the amount of testing in the state's public schools, said Wednesday he will suspend a test scheduled to be given to 11th graders this spring. Scott is making the move following an...
  • Florida education commissioner urges significant cut in number of tests

    Florida education commissioner urges significant cut in number of tests
    Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart recommended Wednesday slashing the number of tests students take in schools. The move follows a state-wide probe into testing requested by Gov. Rick Scott last year. Read the results of the investigation here....
  • Education chief, governor agree to pare back school testing

    Education chief, governor agree to pare back school testing
    Florida should scrap a new 11th-grade standardized test and reduce the number of other exams it gives students, the state's education commissioner said Thursday — a move that critics of testing said doesn't go far enough. Gov. Rick Scott said he...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 19

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA GOVERNOR ORDERS LESS TESTING IN STATE'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS Florida Gov. Rick Scott is suspending a test given to the state's 11th graders. Scott said Wednesday...
  • I-4 Ultimate overhaul gets ceremonial start

     I-4 Ultimate overhaul gets ceremonial start
    Gov. Rick Scott turned a spade of dirt in Maitland today to mark the official start of the massive Interstate 4 overhaul through Metro Orlando. Scott's appearance just off the interstate at Wymore Road was largely ceremonial because no real construction...
  • Another reason to accept federal Medicaid funds to insure poor

    Another reason  to accept federal Medicaid funds  to insure poor
    Gov. Rick Scott's budget proposal sprung a leak last week. A top federal health official said the Obama administration will no longer pony up $1.3 billion next year, which Scott had banked on, to extend a program that reimburses hospitals in Florida for...
  • Record number of 97 million tourists visited Florida

    A record number of tourists flocked to Florida last year as the nation's economy continued its recovery after the Great Recession. Gov. Rick Scott was to announce Monday during a visit to Tampa International Airport that more than 97 million visited...
  • Florida draws record number of tourists

    Buoyed by an improving economy and new theme-park attractions, Florida drew a record 97.3 million visitors last year, Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday. The 3.9 percent increase over the previous year set a fourth consecutive record. It's still a little...
  • SEC investigates Metro Orlando's road-building agency

    SEC investigates Metro Orlando's road-building agency
    The federal Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a prominent bond salesman in Central Florida and his longtime relationship with Metro Orlando's road-building agency. A subpoena served last month on the Central Florida Expressway Authority...
  • Tourists visiting Florida top 97 million in 2014

    Tourists visiting Florida top 97 million in 2014
    TAMPA — A record number of tourists flocked to Florida last year as the nation's economy continued its recovery after the Great Recession. Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that more than 97 million visited the state last year, according to...
  • Lifetime alimony may be eliminated in Florida

    Lifetime alimony may be eliminated in Florida
    Paying alimony for life soon could be dead in Florida, if the state Legislature approves radical reforms this year. This would be the second such attempt to do away with an alimony system that some call outdated. The Legislature tried to eliminate...