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A meeting on a proposed community school in Southern Tallahassee was abruptly canceled Thursday. It's the latest in the fight between school superintendent Jackie Pons and City commissioner Gil Ziffer over the plan.

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Florida’s students can now attend any public school in the state, as long as there is room. And high school athletes now have greater freedom to switch schools as well.  These are just two of a series of new education laws approved by Governor Rick Scott.


It’s the fifth season of the year in Florida: testing season. And millions of Florida’s public school students, from third grade through 12th are preparing to take the Florida Standards Assessment, end of course exams and the FCAT (yes, parts of it remain in effect).The test has drawn scorn from parents, teachers, school administrators even lawmakers—yet it remains the main measure of how schools and districts are graded, kids promoted, and teachers evaluated.  Some parents and kids are protesting -- choosing a form of civil disobedience by opting out.

Mori Hosseini, the former chairman of Florida's public university governing board, is moving on to the University of Florida. Hosseini has been appointed to UF's Board of Trustees by Governor Rick Scott.

Parents listen and discuss ideas for opting out of state exams in Leon County.
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Leon County students will begin taking the Florida Standards Assessment next week. Those tests will be used to grade and evaluate schools, teachers, districts, and students. But not everyone is supportive of how the tests are used. And some parents are opting out of the system. In Leon County, the opt out movement is just getting off the ground.