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  • Charlie Crist won't debate Democratic rival Nan Rich

    Charlie Crist won't debate Democratic rival Nan Rich
    Charlie Crist, who's seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, won't debate primary rival Nan Rich. Speaking to reporters before a Tuesday fundraiser, Crist was direct when asked — twice — if he expected to debate Rich. "I don't," he...
  • Fl's financial literacy standards for social studies classes up for public comment

    Fl's financial literacy standards for social studies classes up for public comment
    We'd bet money (and even our first born) these won't generate the interest of Common Core or evolution. But the Florida Department of Education still wants to hear the public's thoughts on proposed standards for financial literacy, guidelines for what...
  • Lawmakers look to improve data security, protect student privacy

    Lawmakers look to improve data security, protect student privacy
    Some lawmakers want to tighten data security so student information isn't leaked and schools don't collect personal details they shouldn't. The forbidden information would include a family's religious affiliation and voting record (none of which is...
  • Charlie Crist all over Web and TV as campaign steps up

    Charlie Crist all over Web and TV as campaign steps up
    After months of running a largely invisible campaign to regain his old job, former Gov. Charlie Crist has suddenly emerged from stealth mode. • On Monday, his campaign issued a web video meant to counter a video attack from Gov. Rick Scott's...
  • Lawmakers want 'buffer' around state testing periods (no district tests two weeks before or after FCAT, EOCs)

    Lawmakers want 'buffer' around state testing periods (no district tests two weeks before or after FCAT, EOCs)
    The nearly 2 million Florida students who take the state's standardized tests should not take other exams required by their school district two weeks before or after they take the state's, the Florida Senate's education committee decided Tuesday. The...
  • Stephen Goldstein: Scott does great job as today's artful dodger

    Answering questions is as unspeakable to Rick Scott as eating pork is to someone who keeps kosher. The governor treats talking with the press and public as tref (Yiddish for tainted food), as though he would be putting himself at risk for the political...
  • Gary Stein: Normal folks who brought about big changes

    They are forever going to be linked by the most horrid of tragedies. But John Walsh and Don Ryce should also forever be linked for the changes in attitudes they brought to Florida and the nation. The two of them might have changed the thinking of regular...
  • Governor candidate calls for changing Stand Your Ground gun law

    Governor candidate calls for changing Stand Your Ground gun law
    Original post | 12:45 p.m. Updated | 1:58 p.m. Democratic candidate for governor Nan Rich of Weston called Tuesday for changes in Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law. “The sad reality is that laws...
  • Port Everglades gets good news from Florida Senate money chairman

    Port Everglades gets good news from Florida Senate money chairman
    One of Broward’s top priorities – money for expansion at Port Everglades – is likely to fare well in the annual legislative session that begins Tuesday. That was the message delivered by state Sen. Joe Negron this week to Broward Days,...
  • Common Core fight could move to Legislature, as bills urge Florida to pause implementation

    Common Core fight could move to Legislature, as bills urge Florida to pause implementation
    A Florida House bill that would require the state to halt implementation of Common Core academic standards, at least temporarily, got more support this week, with a state senator filing an identical companion bill. Both demand Florida halt Common Core ...
  • Joe Negron on Senate presidency, not running for Congress and partisan sniping

    Joe Negron on Senate presidency, not running for Congress and partisan sniping
    Here are some quick takes from state Sen. Joe Negron, who was in Fort Lauderdale this week to speak to Broward Days, the organization that brings business and government together to advocate for the county in Tallahassee. Negron, a Stuart Republican,...
  • Lawmakers to consider "collegiate high schools," where 12th graders can earn year of college credit

    Lawmakers to consider "collegiate high schools," where 12th graders can earn year of college credit
    Florida's high school seniors could attend "collegiate high school" programs -- and earn up to a year of college credit -- under a bill proposed in the Florida Senate. The suggested program seems similar to current dual enrollment programs (offered by...