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School Choice Week Brings Public School Battle To Gainesville

A fourth-grade teacher in Gainesville recently asked Mayor Lauren Poe to help get National School Choice Week declared as Gainesville Public School Week instead. Meanwhile, Florida charter and private schools are hosting open-house events as more parents across the nation are turning to such options over the public schools their children are zoned for.

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Senate Higher Ed Bills Pass Committee

UF Stadium, The Swamp

Two bills passed in a unanimous vote Monday that would lead to wide-ranging changes in the state's higher-education system, including an expansion of Bright Futures scholarships, block tuition for universities and stronger requirements for students to graduate on time.

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