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Florida Senate scales back testing; Openly admits mistakes

Florida Senate scales back testing; Openly admits mistakes

The Florida Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would rein in the state’s education accountability system, but not before a showing of Republican outrage and promises that the Legislature’s job of testing reform isn’t done. Senators voted 32-4 to approve their version of a public-school




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Florida House passes plan to funnel millions to charter school developers

Florida House passes plan to funnel millions to charter school developers

Without a word of debate Friday, the Florida House approved a controversial proposal that could require school districts to share tens of millions of dollars in construction funds with rival charter schools. The bill was one of four high-profile education proposals that won the support of the




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Proposed bill to allow guns on school campuses

Proposed bill to allow guns on school campuses

Two bills that would allow superintendents to designate a person or persons to conceal and carry a weapon or firearm in district schools are gaining legislative speed. House Bill 19 and Senate Bill 180, named “School Safety,” are moving through the committee process, inching closer to Gov.




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Senate finds compromise on student testing

Senate finds compromise on student testing

A Senate panel tweaked its testing bill Wednesday so that the results of this year’s Florida Standards Assessments would not be used to determine whether third-grade students can be promoted, or high school students can graduate until an independent review of the exam is conducted. The amendment




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