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July 31, 2014

UPDATE: Florida Teen Wins World PowerPoint Championship

Tyler Millis, 16, wins the gold medal in the world PowerPoint championship, which was held in California.

July 24, 2014

Extending School Day for Reading: Good for Students or Recipe for Burnout?

An extra hour of reading instruction is coming to 300 of Florida's lowest-performing schools in the fall, but some local parents are criticizing the plans.

July 16, 2014

Fla. Teachers' Union to Challenge State's Expanding Private School Choice Program

The Florida Education Association says it plans to take legal action over a new law expanding the state's tax-credit scholarship program.

July 15, 2014

Fla. Teachers' Union to Take Legal Action Over Tax-Credit Scholarship Law

The Florida Education Association says it plans to take legal action over a new law expanding the state's tax-credit scholarship program.

July 15, 2014

Fla. Teachers' Union Challenges State's New Tax-Credit Scholarship Law

The Florida Education Association says it plans to take legal action over a new law expanding the state's tax-credit scholarship program.

June 26, 2014

ELL Accountability Could Complicate Florida's Bid for Waiver Extension

In its request to extend its waiver from No Child Left Behind, Florida seeks to return to its previous practice of waiting until recently arrived ELLs have been in U.S. schools for two years before factoring their scores on content tests into school accountability.

June 25, 2014

How Does Florida's Expanded Tax Credit Scholarship Law Compare Nationally?

Florida's new law broadening tax-credit scholarship eligibility to middle-income families is still far less expansive than other states.

June 20, 2014

Florida Governor Signs Tax-Credit Scholarship Expansion Bill

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that will expand the state's tax-credit scholarship program to a larger range of students.

June 20, 2014

Florida Governor Approves Bill to Expand Tax-Credit Scholarship Program

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that will expand the state's tax-credit scholarship program to a larger range of students.

June 20, 2014

Florida Board Adopts New English-Language-Proficiency Standards

The Florida state board agreed to use English-language-proficiency standards developed by WIDA, a 35-state consortium that is also developing new assessments.

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