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National Assessment Of Education Progress Scores Low In Florida

Q&A session during National Assessment Governing Board's live webinar on Wednesday.

The 2015 scores for the National Assessment of Education Progress exam (NAEP) are out, and the overall results were low for Florida and the nation as a whole. The scores for Florida's eighth graders in the national math exam were lower than two years ago. Despite these low scores, Duval County Public schools were ranked among the top districts in the U.S. in both reading and math.

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Thousands Sign Initiative To Get Florida Marijuana On 2016 Ballot

United For Care has turned in about 100,000 out of 683,149 validated signatures needed to put the Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions bill on the 2016 ballot. So far, Marion, Levy and Alachua counties have not yet received any signatures, according to the supervisor of elections offices in these counties.

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Gay Marriage Ban Ends As Couples Wed Throughout Florida

Gainesville residents Quintyra White (left) shares her first kiss with wife LaKindra Ellis-White on Tuesday, Jan. 6 outside the Alachua County Courthouse.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours. But they were beaten to the punch by a Miami …

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