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  1. Florida education news: Achievement gap, rats, student-athletes and more

    ON THE FLOOR: The Florida House approves measures on class size, charter schools, dress codes and school leadership with little conversation.
  2. Florida education news: Soccer school, dress code, gifted classes and more

    FOR FUTBOL: Families learn about a new soccer academy seeking to open in the Tampa area.
  3. Rick Scott raised $710k in March and spent $410k

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  4. DSC streamlines transfers to UCF

    An automatic transfer program will strengthen ties between Daytona State College and the University of Central Florida.
  5. Florida education news: Third-grade promotion, athletics, music teachers and more

    TESTING: The Florida Senate Appropriations Committee tackles third grade promotion issues as it advances a testing reform bill with some key differences from the House version.
  6. Florida Grandmother Poses in Staged Photos for For-Sale House

    Yolie Ball, who lives with her husband, Don, in Davenport, Florida, says her phone has been ringing off the hook since Thursday night when her 15-year-old granddaughter, Makenzie Ball, called to tell her she was now a viral star. “She called me last night at 7:30 and said, ‘Grandma, I’m going to tell you something,’” Ball told ABC News. What Makenzie, a high school student from Virginia, did was...
  7. Florida education news: Testing, zoning, amendments and more

    TESTING: Lake County district officials look into whether they can eliminate some local end-of-course exams , the Daily Commercial reports.
  8. Man faces life in prison for armed robbery

    A central Florida man faces a life sentence after a jury found him guilty of breaking into a home and terrorizing a couple at gunpoint.
  9. Latest Florida news, sports, business and entertainment

    A medical examiner says a baby who was found dead in her car seat in a Florida restaurant parking lot had lost more than one-third of her body weight in the 22 days since she was born.
  10. 5 Things to Know in Florida for March 28

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA HOUSE: BUY FLAGS MADE IN AMERICA Cities, counties and state government will have to buy state and American flags made in the United States under a bill passed by the Florida House. The...


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