Florida Public Schools Could Get OK To Use Alternative TestsA Senate panel voted Tuesday for a bill that would give school districts the option of switching from the Florida Standards Assessment to tests such as the SAT and ACT. The bill (SB 1360) now moves to the full Senate but it's unclear if it will pass. The session is scheduled to end March 11.
School Districts Halt Testing Amid New ProblemsFlorida school districts are suspending testing amid a new round of problems with the state's online tests.
Florida Students Say Discrimination In Testing The complaint filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center asked the federal Department of Justice to look into the standardized testing goals of the Florida Department of Education and the state Board of Education.
Marion Co. Facility Quarantined Over Horse HerpesAnother facility in Marion County has been quarantined after a horse tested positive for a highly contagious equine herpes virus.
Radiology Technician Pleads Guilty Of Replacing Syringes With Hepatitis CA former Jacksonville radiology technician has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing syringes of painkillers during patients' procedures and replacing them with syringes of saline contaminated with Hepatitis C.

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