Tag: Senate Education Committee
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Ryan NicolJanuary 8, 2019
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The director of the newly created Office of Safe Schools highlighted calls for increased fencing, single points of entry and improved security systems at a Tuesday meeting of the Senate Education Committee. Damien Kelly was on hand to brief lawmakers on the implementation of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act (SB 7026), signed into law […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 6, 2018
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The Senate version of the “Campus Free Expression Act” cleared its first panel on a party-line vote Tuesday over the opposition of the state’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter. The ACLU of Florida says the bill (SB 1234) “would make Florida public colleges and universities legally liable for disruptions caused by student protesters.” Democrats on the […]

Gary FineoutSeptember 1, 2015
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Florida’s new high-stakes test, which came under fire after a chaotic rollout this past spring, is valid according to a new outside study released Tuesday. Education Commissioner Pam Stewart called the results “welcome news” and said the study showed the test “accurately measures Florida student’s mastery of the standards” in math and reading. “Now all […]


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