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  • Cost of prepaid tuition halved

    Florida on Thursday slashed the price of its prepaid-college-tuition plans by up to half for the coming year, and thousands of families who in recent years purchased higher-priced plans will get refunds. Florida's prepaid-tuition plans — meant to...
  • Timeout needed on high-stakes tests

     Timeout needed on high-stakes tests
    You know the frustration surrounding the high-stakes testing of public school children. What started as a test to assess student performance has morphed into a bludgeon that punishes families, teachers and school districts. Add in the botched...
  • Prices on Florida's prepaid tuition plans to plummet for coming year

    Prices on Florida's prepaid tuition plans to plummet for coming year
    Florida on Thursday slashed the price of its prepaid college tuition plans by up to a half for the coming year, and thousands of families who in recent years purchased higher-priced plans will get refunds. Florida’s prepaid tuition plansĀ  —...
  • Minto West vote shows the need for at-large commmission seats

    Unfortunately, Palm Beach County's system of government is working just as its creators envisioned. That system began in 1988. The county's Economic Council, which developers then dominated, wanted to dilute the power of anti-development south-county...
  • Kickin' it Country: Community leaders to celebrate achievements during the Urban League of Broward County's 'Red Gala'

    The Urban League of Broward County (ULBC), a nonprofit human services organization, will recognize three community leaders at its "Red Gala" presented by Wells Fargo Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center....
  • Mayo: No 'closure' for Eric Brody, just lawsuits

    Remember Eric Brody, who won a $10.75 million claims bill/insurance settlement approved by the Florida Legislature two years ago? His life was upended when he was struck by a speeding BSO cruiser as a high school senior in 1998. The money was supposed...
  • Florida power utilities fear return of ‘Green Governor' Crist

    MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations. Now, as the Republican-turned Democrat bids to return to the governor's mansion,...
  • Ugly cash fight over disabled man's $10 million win

    Ugly cash fight over disabled man's $10 million win
    Who would sue a brain-damaged man whose life was ruined when a speeding cop plowed into his car 16 years ago? His former law and PR firms, naturally. The long, sad saga of Eric Brody goes on. He is 34 and still lives in his parents' modest Sunrise...
  • At 23, she's youngest woman elected to Florida Legislature

    At 23, she's youngest woman elected to Florida Legislature
    In the final days before Tuesday's election, voters in Florida House District 31 got campaign mail aimed at thwarting 23-year-old Jennifer Sullivan, who had surged past her much older and better-financed opponents. "Wisdom comes with age," the attack ad...
  • Florida finally has sensible property insurance policies

    September 10 marks the statistical peak of hurricane season. Although Florida has escaped serious storms so far this year, we know that we have been lucky. We did not feel so lucky in South Florida 22 years ago when Hurricane Andrew made landfall and...
  • Why Germany outshines Florida on solar energy

    In Germany two weeks ago, we were impressed by the multitude of solar arrays along the Autobahn. They perched on the rooftops of homes, apartment buildings, barns, offices, shops, storage sheds and garages. They were in cornfields and pastures — any...
  • Lawsuit calls Florida voucher program unconstitutional

    Lawsuit calls Florida voucher program unconstitutional
    Florida's largest school-voucher program is unconstitutional because it redirects taxpayer money to religious schools and creates a separate system of state-funded schools, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Tallahassee by the teachers union and...