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  • Lawmakers to consider "collegiate high schools," where 12th graders can earn year of college credit

    Lawmakers to consider "collegiate high schools," where 12th graders can earn year of college credit
    Florida's high school seniors could attend "collegiate high school" programs -- and earn up to a year of college credit -- under a bill proposed in the Florida Senate. The suggested program seems similar to current dual enrollment programs (offered by...
  • Woman behind 'hot convict' mug shot suing for invasion of privacy

    Woman behind 'hot convict' mug shot suing for invasion of privacy
    A Florida woman is suing a background check website after using her booking photo for commercial and advertising purposes, the Tampa Bay Times reports.  Meagan Simmons, 28, was arrested on a DUI charge back in 2010. Her Hillsborough County Sheriff's...
  • White students get better teachers in L.A., researcher testifies

    White students get better teachers in L.A., researcher testifies
    Black and Latino students are more likely to get ineffective teachers in Los Angeles schools than white and Asian students, according to a new study by a Harvard researcher. The findings were released this week during a trial challenging the way...
  • Remains of 55 bodies found near defunct reform school

     Remains of 55 bodies found near defunct reform school
    TALLAHASSEE - Excavations at a makeshift graveyard near a now-closed reform school in the Florida Panhandle have yielded remains of 55 bodies, almost twice the number official records say are there, the University of South Florida announced on Tuesday....
  • Remains of 55 found at notorious former Florida reform school

    For decades, relatives of some boys dispatched to the notorious Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys have struggled to find out what became of them after they went missing amid reports of beatings, torture and sexual assaults at the reform school in Marianna,...
  • Coast-to-coast Florida bike trail could cruise to approval this year

    Coast-to-coast Florida bike trail could cruise to approval this year
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida bicyclists this year may achieve their dream: a safe, nature-lined bicycle trail connecting the state's coastlines. State policymakers are lining up behind a $50 million plan to tie together biking trails throughout Central...
  • Political world analyzes Jeff Atwater-George LeMieux competition for FAU presidency

    Political world analyzes Jeff Atwater-George LeMieux competition for FAU presidency
    The political world is buzzing over the competition between two of South Florida’s most prominent Republicans who are competing for the presidency of Florida Atlantic University. Though the candidacies of Jeff Atwater and George LeMieux are...
  • Senator Bill Nelson condemns election maneuvers

    Even as Gov. Rick Scott's top elections official suddenly backed away from a plan to restrict the way voters can return completed absentee ballots, Florida's top Democrat accused the Scott administration of attempting to suppress voter turnout. "It's...
  • Pam Stewart named education commissioner

    Pam Stewart was named Florida's education commissioner today, a post she had been filling on a temporary basis.  There had been "pressure building" for her appointment to become permanent, as superintendents and school administrators wanted stability in...
  • Florida travel calendar for November

    Florida travel calendar for November
    Check out festivals and events in November across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Nov. 1-3: Melbourne Air and Space...
  • Felon barred from having gun accidentally shoots himself

    Felon barred from having gun accidentally shoots himself
    Talk about shooting yourself in the foot ... err, make that leg. Mark Cruz, a convicted felon who is outlawed from possessing a gun, accidentally shot himself in the leg when his .22-calibur pistol fell out of his pocket and discharged after hitting the...