| Nov 8, 2014
| 11:43 AM
State lawmakers angered by the recent flurry of charter-school closings in South Florida are calling for more stringent laws.
Thirty-six South Florida charter schools — 21 in Broward County — have shut down or been ordered to close because...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:53 AM
The governor's race has top billing, but pay attention to the legislative contests as well. The Legislature, even more than the governor, has the power to shape the future of Florida.
Much of that power will remain with incumbents, who are hard to beat....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 11:57 AM
A one-term representative from Hialeah who has worked to expand educational choice faces a political newcomer who seeks to move from Spanish-language newspaper columnist to state office.
Incumbent Manny Diaz Jr. and Benjamin De Yurre are running for...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:06 PM
TALLAHASSEE – A plan to further expand Florida’s school-voucher program on Wednesday was stripped of the actual “expansion” in the cap on how much tax money could be used to support low-income students in private schools.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The race for a seat in the state House of Representatives is already over in half of the districts in Broward County.
In five of the 14 districts that represent the county, Democratic legislators are returning to office unopposed. In a sixth, District...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship Program should get a "massive expansion" this year, House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, said just before the current legislative session began. Now bills to expand that voucher program for low-income kids ...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:54 PM
More Florida students should be able to attend classes (or schools) that teach only boys or only girls, a Florida House panel decided Tuesday.
There are 54 gender-specific schools in Florida now, including Woodward Avenue Elementary in DeLand.
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:08 PM
Get the latest results for today's federal, state and county races.
5852 of 6088 precincts reporting
Barack Obama 49.9% 3,977,167
Mitt Romney 49.2% 3,924,092
Gary Johnson 0.5% 42,123
Jill Stein 0.1% 8,382
Roseanne Barr 0.1% 7,708...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The "parent trigger" bill was hotly debated this afternoon by the Florida House, which then passed the measure 68 to 51.
The bill aims to give parents more say in the fate of a failing school. But critics fear it will be a mechanism for turning public...
| Jul 16, 2011
Tim Pawlenty uses Twitter to tweak rival Mitt Romney and participate in a jobs forum; other GOP candidates Tweet their way through a debate....
| Jun 21, 2012
TALLAHASSEE — The influential business lobbying group Associated Industries of Florida has released its first batch of endorsements for the 2012 elections, and avoided taking a side in virtually every high-profile Orlando-area contest. The group's...