| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Thomas Holley, defensive tackle from Lincoln High in Brooklyn, N.Y. , has apparently flipped his commitment from Penn State to the University of Florida.
Mike Farrell, national analyst for Rivals.com, is reporting that Holley has made the decision. It...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:48 AM
So far, Floridians interested in, or opposed to, Common Core academic standards have left more than 7,500 comments on a state website and sent state officials more than 530 emails. That's a lot but it pales in comparison to that generated when Florida...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:46 PM
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible.
Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262 or...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:22 PM
A push to "maximize local control" would mean local school districts would decide which textbooks to buy for every class taught in its schools. That's a time-consuming and expensive task that Florida's school systems say they don't want -- but the Florida...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, confessed on Facebook that while in high school he was a "zombie at 7:15 a.m." and would have appreciated if school started later. Citing research on teenagers and sleep -- information that has prompted some schools...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:34 AM
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 ...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Two retired U.S. Army generals are to be in Tallahassee tomorrow, urging Florida's legislative leaders to stay the course on Common Core. At a Capitol press conference, they plan to argue the new academic standards will better prepare Florida students...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Central Florida school leaders fear the state is rushing to roll out FCAT's replacement and a new school grading system. They worry the result will be more schools with lousy grades next year and a public that doesn't understand why their neighborhood...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Florida's community-based foster-care system is coming under fire from legislators and academics in Tallahassee, who call it "fragmented" and "inefficient." On the contrary, a quick glance backward shows this model has significantly improved the safety of...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:25 AM
"Florida's just being a jerk now." At least that's one social media statement making the Internet rounds accompanied with a temperature map showing one giant frigid, blue country, except of course for the balmy yellow- and orange-colored Sunshine State....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:25 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Wednesday.
Here's what we're reading today.
* AP reports that after months of build up, some Floridians can start buying health care via an online marketplace called an exchange.
* Orlando Sentinel...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:39 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who led a growing mega-state through a period of modernization and public corruption, died Thursday morning. He was 85.
A family spokesman said he had been admitted to the hospital last Saturday with ...