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Report: Florida’s Economic Outlook is ‘Grim’

Florida’s economic outlook is not looking too good, according to a new report.

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Florida Public Schools’ Absentee Problem Examined With Interactive Map

Use this interactive map to find out if your neighborhood school has problems with chronic absenteeism.

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Common Core Standards Force Florida Teachers To Ditch ‘The Great Gatsby’ And Other Classics

The Common Core education standards are prompting consequential and contentious changes in what Florida students read and how books are taught.

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Miami Herald Project Compiles Just How Many Guns Turn Up In Local Schools

By Eric Barton Florida Center for Investigative Reporting It seems common these days to see stories about guns found in schools. It’s so common, in fact, that most of us probably don’t think about just how big of a problem it has become. And that was the impetus to a project by the Miami Herald […]

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Virtual Schools Are Spending Millions of Taxpayer Dollars On Advertising

A new report from USA Today found that virtual school operators are dealing with low enrollment numbers by spending public funds on advertising.

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Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett Resigns Amid Grading Controversy

Tony Bennett, Florida’s Education Commissioner, resigned today effective immediately. His resignation follows news this week that he changed his own policies while running Indiana’s schools to accommodate a better grade for a school run by a political donor.

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Tony Bennett Changed School Grade for Political Donor, Investigation Finds

An investigation by the Associated Press found that Tony Bennett, Florida’s Education Commissioner and the former Indiana Schools Superintendent, bent his own rules and changed the school grade for an Indianapolis charter school that was run by a prominent Republican donor.

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K12 Inc. Contract Unanimously Renewed By Broward School Board

Ashley Lopez: The Broward School Board unanimously approved another one-year contract with K12, an embattled for-profit operator of online schools, on Tuesday.

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New Report Shows ALEC’s Effects On Florida Education Policy

Ashley Lopez: A new report from a statewide progressive group details the influence that the corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has had on Florida’s education policy.

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Internal Recording Reveals K12 Inc. Struggled to Comply With Florida Law

Trevor Aaronson and John O’Connor: The for-profit online educator knew of teacher certification problems in Florida for years.

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