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  • Highly touted DT Thomas Holley flips pledge from Penn State to Florida

    Highly touted DT Thomas Holley flips pledge from Penn State to Florida
    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...
  • Common Core: Lots of comments but not as much (at least yet) as when evolution was on the table

    Common Core: Lots of comments but not as much (at least yet) as when evolution was on the table
    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...
  • State and territory tourist office phone numbers and websites

    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...
  • Let school districts handle textbook purchases, lawmakers say (No thanks, districts respond)

    Let school districts handle textbook purchases, lawmakers say (No thanks, districts respond)
    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...
  • Teenagers, sleep and school start times (and a Fl bill introduced and withdrawn)

    Teenagers, sleep and school start times (and a Fl bill introduced and withdrawn)
    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...
  • 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 ...
  • Common Core: Retired military leaders to urge Florida lawmakers to stick with standards (while GOP committe urges an end to implementaion)

    Common Core: Retired military leaders to urge Florida lawmakers to stick with standards (while GOP committe urges an end to implementaion)
    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...
  • Central Florida school leaders worry about quick implementation of new tests, new A-to-F grading

    Central Florida school leaders worry about quick implementation of new tests, new A-to-F grading
    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...
  • My Word: Community-based foster care is best

    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...
  • Where are the most pleasant cities in Florida?

    Where are the most pleasant cities in Florida?
    "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....
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Texting, furloughs and online schools

    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...
  • Obituary for Gov. Reubin Askew

    Obituary for Gov. Reubin Askew
    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 ...