Education

Education
8:16 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Panel dashes dreams over immigrant tuition bill

A measure that would allow the children of illegal immigrants in-state tuition has been rejected by a Senate Committee. Lynn Hatter reports the vote came after hours of emotional testimony and ended in a tie.

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Education
7:13 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Early Learning reforms get mixed reactions from providers

A series of bills changing the way Florida’s early learning programs are run is moving through the legislature. The measures attempt to address problems raised in an audit that detailed fraud and waste in the system.  But as Lynn Hatter reports, some advocates of Early Learning say the bills could reduce those programs to little more than glorified babysitting services.

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Education
7:01 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Doctors, chiropractors reach tentative deal on high school concussion bill

A Senate Committee has reworked a proposal regarding head injuries and public school student-athletes.  James Call reports lawmakers decided to allow the High School Athletic Association to develop rules on when a student who suffers a concussion can resume competition.

The issue of concussions is a hot-button topic. Nationwide, studies indicate more than 60,000 concussions occur every year among high-school age students.  Venice Senator Nancy Detert’s sons were high school athletes and now her granddaughters compete.

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Education
6:36 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

State list of individual public schools rankles advocates

The Florida Department of Education is following up on its controversial ranking of school districts, by ranking individual schools. Lynn Hatter reports the results have charter schools and specialty schools taking up a large chunk of the top 10 list of public schools.

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Education
4:19 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

State to rate schools from best to worst

The Florida Department of Education is following up on its controversial ranking of school districts. This time, the state agency will take it a step further, by releasing a comprehensive list of individual schools, rated best-to-worst according to how well students perform on the state’s standardized test. Lynn Hatter reports.

When the Department of Education released its ranking of school districts, Commissioner Gerard Robinson called it the first step in a two-step process.

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