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Group Distributes Bibles At Public High Schools

The Florida Family Policy Council is distributing free Bibles at several public high schools in Orange and Collier counties.

01/16/2014

Flood insurance rates are set to skyrocket October 1st without Congressional action, with Pinellas County the hardest-hit area in the nation (photo credit: Will Hobson/Tampa Bay Times)

The Current: Flood Insurance Rates Skyrocket, Girl Scouts, Health Education for Kids, Dancing With The Stars

First half-hour: Second half-hour: Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (September 29th) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio players above to catch the first and second half-hour programs featuring: […]

CBS Tampa–10/04/2013

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Rick Scott Wants Additional $1.2 Billion For Schools

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will ask for a $1.2 billion boost in spending on public schools in the coming year, a move that could set up a clash with the Republican-controlled […]

CBS Tampa–01/30/2013

Screen grab of Stephen Craig Miller, whose picture was posted on the fan page of the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. (Credit: Facebook)

Intoxicated Grandfather Asked To Bring Guns To Schools To Protect Grandchildren

A drunken grandfather was arrested Monday after attempting to bring guns onto the campuses of his grandchildren’s schools for their protection.

12/19/2012

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Gov. Scott Begins Education Listening Tour

Gov. Rick Scott didn’t make a good first impression when it comes to concern about Florida’s schools and now he’s trying to make up for it. On Monday, he’s beginning a statewide “listening tour.”

09/10/2012

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Parent’s Prep: New Technology In Schools; What Parents Need To Know

Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.

08/01/2012

File photo of a student holding up a sign to passing cars. (Photo by FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Dad Forces Son To Wear Sign Broadcasting Bad Grades

When a local seventh grade student came home with a bad report card, his parents took action – by forcing him to wear a sign that told the world of his underachievements.

03/12/2012

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Florida Board Considering Revamping School Grading System

More failing schools are expected in Florida if the State Board of Education makes changes sought by Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson.

CBS Tampa–02/28/2012

Students sit waiting for class to start at Harlem Success Academy, a free, public elementary charter school March 30, 2009 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. All students at the charter school are required to wear uniforms, and boys wear shirts and ties.  The charter school emphasizes usual classes like science, geography, and social studies, as well as instruction in chess, art, and dance.(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Number of students attending charter schools soars

MIAMI (AP) — The number of students attending charter schools has soared to more than 2 million as states pass laws lifting caps and encouraging their expansion, according to figures released Wednesday.

CBS Tampa–12/07/2011

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