By Caitlin Sinett on October 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm
Student used box cutter to kill Massachusetts teacher, sources say – A Danvers High School teacher was murdered in Danvers, Mass., with a box cutter on Tuesday. Philip Chism, a 14-year-old student, allegedly killed Colleen Ritzer in the school bathroom. […]
The governor visited the Lafayette County Courthouse in Mayo to listen and discuss the concerns of the small town’s residents, including the federal government shutdown.
By Rachel Stern on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm
Gov. Rick Scott announced he wants Florida to determine its own education testing standards and no longer work with PARCC. Alachua County school board member Eileen Roy said parents are tired of the frenzy of ever-changing tests.
By Viana Bhagan on September 14th, 2013 | Last updated: September 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm
Florida Had Second-Largest 2013 Education Funding Increase, Study Says – Florida still spends 3.9 percent less on education than it did in 2008 before the Great Recession, despite having the second-largest increase in education spending for the 2013-2014 budget year. […]
By Paige Kauffman on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 11:57 am
The announcement at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka comes on the heels of a commitment of more than $130 million to restore estuaries in South Florida.
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By Brittany Bokzam on August 30th, 2013 | Last updated: August 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm
Special prosecutor to investigate Public Defender Matt Shirk’s office – Florida Gov. Rick Scott has appointed state attorney Bill Cervone to investigate allegations about questionable behavior in the office of Public Defender Matt Shirk. Jacksonville.com Florida Ranks High In GI […]
Amid controversy, state education leaders to huddle in Florida – A three-day education summit led by Gov. Rick Scott started Monday. The main topics up for discussion were the new Common Core education standards, tests that will replace the Florida […]
By Kayla Rumpfeldt on July 19th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:44 am
UF Dream Defenders will stay at the Capital until their demands for a repeal of Florida’s “stand your ground” law are met, even though Gov. Rick Scott’s refused to call a special session.
By Laura Foreman on May 1st, 2013 | Last updated: May 1, 2013 at 11:03 am
J. Wayne Reitz Union renovation plan deemed futile – UF officials and the Student Government expected to bond $33 million from the university’s Capital Improvement Trust Fund for the renovation of the Reitz Union and the transformation of Newell Hall […]
By Grier Ferguson on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 11:02 am
U.S. Selling Arms to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Emirates – To help regional allies against possible aggression from Iran, the U.S. Defense Department is almost ready to finalize a $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United […]
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