Education

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Some state lawmakers want stronger qualifications for interpreters working with deaf and hard of hearing students. 

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Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, and the Florida Association of District School Superintendents are at odds over whether districts are overspending on school construction.

Rep. Bob Cortes (R-Maitland) is hoping to stamp out homestead fraud.
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Education is set for a funding boost as the legislature rolls ahead with its budget planning. But as the process moves along, some Republicans are expressing concerns about where the increase will come from.

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Former Yahoo exec Jeremy Ring helped build the modern tech landscape. Now the Florida Senator wants high schools to teach computer coding.

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Florida parents, students, teachers, administrators and most importantly lawmakers—appear fed up with the Florida Standards Assessment. The exam has mostly replaced the FCAT as the state’s public school test. But  a proposal to give districts an option of whether to administer the FSA or an alternative, is catching heat from anti-testing organizations.

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