This Weeks Most Read NewsHouse, Senate unveil $80 billion state budgets
Let the budget horse-trading begin.The House and Senate unveiled competing versions of the state budget Friday — spending plans that are similar in many respects as lawmakers seek to accommodate Gov. Rick Scott's agenda of tax breaks while paying for education and health care for Florida's growing population.
Florida House proposal clarifies 'Pledge of Allegiance' policies in public schools
A reported overabundance of disclaimer notices in a Florida Panhandle county's public schools that alert students of their right to not participate in the "Pledge of Allegiance" has prompted bipartisan legislation that earned its first approval in a state House committee on Monday.
Ed dept. gives states ways to cut standardized testing
The Obama administration is offering states and local school districts a lesson plan of sorts to cut the amount of time that students spend on those fill-in-the-bubble and other standardized tests.
New learning method a top priority for funding
South Lake High School Principal Rob McCue said he has observed a vast change in student behavior since they took part in a new learning method, allowing teachers to adjust their pace and delivery of instruction to address each student’s individual strengths and needs.