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  • Lawmakers press to tighten rules for charter schools

    Lawmakers press to tighten rules for charter schools
    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...
  • For Florida House, incumbent candidates are hard to beat

    For Florida House, incumbent candidates are hard to beat
    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....
  • Incumbent in District 103 faces political newcomer

    Incumbent in District 103 faces political newcomer
    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...
  • House cuts the 'expansion' out of voucher expansion

    House cuts the 'expansion' out of voucher expansion
    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. But the...
  • Half of Broward state reps elected unopposed

    Half of Broward state reps elected unopposed
    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...
  • Bill to expand school vouchers generates lots of controversy

    Bill to expand school vouchers generates lots of controversy
    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 ...
  • Single-gender classes should be offered to more Florida students, lawmakers say

    Single-gender classes should be offered to more Florida students, lawmakers say
    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. The aim...
  • Sun Sentinel Election Results

    Sun Sentinel Election Results
    Get the latest results for today's federal, state and county races. President 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...
  • Parent trigger bill passes Florida House

    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...
  • Tim Pawlenty tries Twitter to tweak Romney and talk about jobs

     
    Tim Pawlenty uses Twitter to tweak rival Mitt Romney and participate in a jobs forum; other GOP candidates Tweet their way through a debate....
  • AIF endorsements skip over most hotly contested Central Florida races

     
    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...