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Florida Senate Passes Textbook Bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s school districts will be required to review and select textbooks under a bill passed by the Florida Senate. The Senate on Friday voted 21-19 for the bill which was pushed […]

CBS Tampa–04/11/2014

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White House Committee Discusses Hispanic Education

A White House education commission is meeting in Miami to discuss ways to improve Hispanic academic performance.


Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference, on June 14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush: ‘Empires Do Not Go Quietly Into The Night’

As his party struggles through the latest Washington crisis, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is calling on elected leaders to improve a national education system he says is “woefully behind the times.”


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Fla. Gov. In Middle Of Education Battle

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is in the middle of a tug-of-war over education that could reshape the state’s schools while also turning upside down the 2016 presidential race.

CBS Tampa–09/10/2013

Clearwater waitress Alexandra Chaar jumping for joy after winning 1 million dollars from the Florida Lottery. (Photo Credit: Florida Lottery)

Fla. Lottery Sales Top $5 Billion For First Time

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Lottery says it topped $5 billion in sales for the first time during the fiscal year that ended June 30. The department made the announcement Monday. It also said […]

CBS Tampa–07/08/2013

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The Current: Florida Education Association, Fireworks Safety, CW44 Bayside on Humane Society of Pinellas, the $290 Billion Medical Secret

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (June 30th) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio player above to catch the whole episode featuring: Florida Education Association president Andy Ford on […]

CBS Tampa–07/05/2013

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Teacher Accused Of Touching Female Student With Banana

A North Marion High School educator was recently suspended in light of accusations of inappropriate conduct with a female student.


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Fla. Ranked 42nd In Nation In Per-Pupil Spending

Florida’s per-pupil spending is among the lowest in the nation according to data compiled by the U.S. Census.


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Census Data: More Education Means Less Chance Of Birth Out Of Wedlock

A new report issued by the Census Bureau indicates that the chances of a woman giving birth out of wedlock decrease as her educational achievements increase.


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Fla. House Passes “Parent Trigger” Law

The Florida House has passed a bill that gives parents a vote in turnaround options for failing public schools.