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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.

Computer Coding Classes Could Be On The Horizon

Dec 3, 2015
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Senator Jeremy Ring of Margate wants to allow high schools to give foreign language credit for computer coding classes.

Leon County Schools Face Teacher Shortage

Nov 23, 2015
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Leon County Schools will be experiencing a teacher shortage in the upcoming school year. The district is struggling to replace some 50 retiring teachers.

Florida Lottery

Florida lawmakers are looking into a plan that would expand automated lottery sales. Legislators say it’s one way to raise more money for schools. 

One Year After HB 851, There is Still Work to Be Done

Jul 24, 2015

It’s been over a year since HB 851 was signed into law, letting undocumented students pay in-state tuition at Florida public universities. Two undocumented brothers, one a student, the other an activist, speak on how it’s working and what’s expected in the future. 

Matt Ross, 23, is one of more than 800,000 Floridians stuck in what's called the Medicaid coverage gap. The Medicaid issue is diving the Florida legislature as it tries to craft a budget.
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Continued uncertainty over federal health funding is causing budget pains in the Florida legislature. The House and Senate have a $4 billion  gap in their proposed spending plans for the upcoming fiscal year—and that’s largely due to disagreements over the biggest part of state spending: Medicaid.

The first floor of the Capital is swarming with people dashing back and forth—some pushing frantically at the slow-running elevators, others giving up—and dashing up the stairwells instead. Off to the side, is 23-year-old Broward resident Matt Ross.

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