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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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Gov. Scott On Tour To Promote School Budget, Raise

Gov. Rick Scott kicked off a series of visits to Florida public schools Monday to promote the approved budget that includes teacher pay raises as part of a big boost in education spending, a perennially popular issue with voters who will decide in 2014 whether the Republican merits a second term.

05/06/2013

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Cyberbullying Bill Headed To Florida Senate

A bill meant to crack down on cyberbullying has cleared committee review and is headed to the Florida Senate.

04/22/2013

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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.

04/04/2013

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Debate Heats Up On Florida ‘Parent Trigger’ Bill

With a vote looming in the Florida House, rival groups are ratcheting up their arguments for and against a bill that would give parents a stronger voice in charting turnaround plans for failing public schools.

CBS Tampa–03/26/2013

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Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

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State House Approves $69.2 Billion Budget That Adds $1.1 Billion to Schools

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House on Thursday voted along partisan lines in favor of a bare-bones $69.2 billion budget for the coming year.

CBS Tampa–02/10/2012

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Fla. justices to rule on school funding lawsuit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A sharply divided appellate court on Wednesday rejected a request from state officials to block a lawsuit alleging public school funding and policies fail to meet quality requirements set by the Florida Constitution.

CBS Tampa–11/26/2011

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