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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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In-State Tuition Bill Moves On Despite Close Vote

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Senate panel is narrowly backing a proposal to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally. But the 8-5 vote […]

CBS Tampa–04/09/2014

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Fla. Students Drinking Less Soda, Watching Less TV

Florida high schoolers are getting healthier.

CBS Tampa–03/01/2014

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Gun-Sniffing Dogs Will Patrol Tampa Bay Schools

A Tampa Bay-area school district has employed gun-sniffing dogs to patrol schools and alert authorities to firearms.

CBS Tampa–02/27/2014

The Florida state Board of Education passed a controversial plan to set reading and math goals based upon race. (Photo credit should read FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

Nearly Half Of Fla. High Schools Given An A Grade

Nearly half of Florida’s high schools are getting an A grade for the 2012-13 school year.

12/18/2013

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Students Arrested After Allegedly Selling Exams

MIAMI (AP) — Officials at Florida International University say two students have been arrested for allegedly stealing exams to sell to other students. In a statement issued late Monday, officials said FIU police had arrested two […]

CBS Tampa–12/10/2013

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Schools Allowing Kids With Head Lice To Return To Class, Not Sending ‘Lice Note’ To Parents

Some parents are scratching their heads over less restrictive head lice policies that allow children with live bugs in their hair to return to the classroom.

CBS Tampa–11/08/2013

CBS Radio and Hungry Howie's Pizza have partnered to present Blessings in a Backpack which will feed Tampa Bay low-income schoolchildren for three years

The Current: Millie Herrera of U.S. Labor Dept, Working Women of Tampa Bay, Blessings in a Backpack, OneBlood Blood Drives

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (September 1st) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio player above to catch the whole episode featuring: Millie Herrera, former Southeast Regional Representative at […]

CBS Tampa–09/04/2013

Police: Tampa PAL Employee Downloaded Child Porn

Deputies have charged a Tampa Police Athletic League employee with downloading child pornography.

CBS Tampa–08/08/2013

Back-to-School Care Fair 2013 presented by the Junior League of St. Petersburg (photo credit: jlstpete.org)

Event: FREE Back-to-School Care Fair, Saturday August 3

Back-to-school time is right around the corner, and there’s no better place to get ready than the 17th Annual Back-to-School Care Fair presented by the Junior League of St. Petersburg! Kids (with parent or legal guardian) […]

CBS Tampa–08/02/2013

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