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Parent Groups Still Not Satisfied With Newly-Passed No Child Left Behind Rewrite

December 4, 2015 - 12:00am

The rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act successfully passed through the U.S. House of Representatives by an overwhelming 359-64 vote on Thursday, but despite its bipartisan support from national lawmakers, not everyone is happy with some of the rewrite’s repercussions.

Lawmakers Want Tougher Laws for Texting and Driving

December 1, 2015 - 7:30pm

Put down those cell phones and save your texting and web surfing for later -- texting while driving could become a primary offense if legislation from two Republican lawmakers passes through the Florida Legislature this year.

Parents: No Child Left Behind Rewrite Furthers Federal Intrusion on Education

December 1, 2015 - 12:30am

A group of Florida parents is joining forces with 200 other parent groups across the country to fight against a 2015 overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act set to be voted on by Congress this week.

Massachusetts' Abandoning Common Core Test Signifies National Shift Against Education Standards

November 24, 2015 - 10:30pm

Massachusetts, the state widely lauded as the leader in national education, is backing away from the controversial Common Core State Standards by dumping an assessment test closely aligned with the standards in favor of its own state-designed standardized test.

New Bill Would Make Commissioner of Education Elected Position Once More

November 23, 2015 - 7:45pm
Debbie Mayfield

Florida’s Commissioner of Education could become an elected position rather than an appointed one if a new bill passes through the Florida Legislature this year. 

Marco Rubio Adds Name to Florida Group's Pledge to Eradicate Common Core

November 22, 2015 - 4:45pm
Marco Rubio

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., signed his name to a Florida group’s pledge to officially end the Common Core State Standards should he be elected president, according to a release sent to Sunshine State News. 

NRA: Republican Reps Killing Stand Your Ground Bill 'Betrayal' to Florida Gun Owners

November 20, 2015 - 6:45pm

A House committee killed off a bill to shift the burden of proof in Stand Your Ground cases earlier this week and the National Rifle Association isn’t too pleased with the committee, calling the 6-6 tie vote a “betrayal” to law-abiding gun owners. 

Anti-Common Core Group: Presidential Candidates All Talk When It Comes to Repealing Common Core

November 19, 2015 - 6:00pm
Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Lindsey Graham

Most Republican presidential candidates have come out against the controversial Common Core State Standards, but not all of them have gotten onboard with one Florida group’s pledge to officially repeal the standards should they win the 2016 presidential race.

Open Carry Bill Barely Passes House Subcommittee

November 18, 2015 - 5:15pm

A bill to legalize open carry in Florida squeezed through a House subcommittee Wednesday, passing by a narrow vote of 7-6.

House Committee Kills 'Stand Your Ground' Bill

November 17, 2015 - 11:45pm

A House committee killed off a bill which would make it easier for Floridians to claim self defense in Stand Your Ground cases on Tuesday, leaving the bill’s future up in the air.



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