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[UPDATE] Can Students Opt Out of the FCAT?

Posted: 04/12/2011 - Students in Leon County are preparing to take the FCAT. It's what grade-school children in the Sunshine state are expected to do. But what happens when a child doesn't take the test by choice?

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Class Size Expansion

Posted: 04/08/2011 - In education, Florida has gone from 35th in the nation to 5th and many credit strict class size restrictions passed by voters in 2002. Now lawmakers are trying to expand classes. They’re doing it by cutting a list of 8-hundred core courses to just 3-hundred.

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Medically Needy Program on Chopping Block

Posted: 04/08/2011 - Florida hospitals are facing a 1.8 billion dollar budget cut in the budgets being contemplated by state lawmakers. Included in the cuts is the elimination of the Medically Needy program. The cut could hurt as many as 200,000 Floridians who depend on the program for their lives.

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TPD Pursuing Robbery Suspect

Updated: 04/09/2011 - Tallahassee Police are searching for the suspect in a robbery that happened in the Railroad Avenue area of FAMU campus.

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Scott: "Best Time to be Governor"

Posted: 04/08/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott says he’s perfectly happy with the big controversies over the bold actions he and other GOP governors are taking – and that it’s “the best time to be governor.”

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Leon Co. Observes Nat. Minority Health Month With Fun Day

Posted: 04/08/2011 - The Leon County Department of Health is hosting a Family and Community Fitness Fun Day, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the Jake Gaither Community Center, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305.

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How to Find What You Need Before Tax Day

Posted: 04/08/2011 - With the Monday, April 18th federal income tax deadline rapidly approaching the IRS wants remind taxpayers about the self-help tools that are available to make filing taxes easier.

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Warm Weather Means Active Alligators And Crocodiles

Posted: 04/08/2011 - The onset of warm weather in the spring is when Florida's alligators and crocodiles start getting active, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reminds Floridians and visitors to be cautious when having fun in and around water.

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TCC Holds Annual International Festival

Posted: 04/08/2011 - Tallahassee Community College’s International Student Organization will host its annual International Festival, Wednesday, April 13, from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the College’s intramural field.

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New Court Reform Proposal Still Draws Opposition

Posted: 04/08/2011 - An overhaul of House Speaker Dean Cannon’s sweeping plan to reform the Florida Supreme Court still didn’t appease critics, with opponents still painting the measure as an effort to pack the panel with new, presumably more conservative justices.

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Final Budgets Approved in Florida House and Senate

Updated: 04/08/2011 - Lawmakers voted to approve budgets slicing education and health care, asking state employees to foot some of the bill for their own retirement and largely staying true to the GOP majority’s promise to avoid tax increases.

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Lawmakers Mull Changes to AP Credits

Posted: 04/08/2011 - In a move that could impact thousands of Florida high school students, some Florida lawmakers want to make it more difficult to obtain college credit through Advanced Placement exams.

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Lawmakers Promote Virtual Education Expansion

Posted: 04/08/2011 - In two bills moving through the Legislature (SB 1620, HB 7197) virtual school programs will be expanded, allowing more virtual school companies to teach Florida students and requiring students to take an online class in order to graduate.

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State Pension Debate Wages On

Posted: 04/08/2011 - Teachers, police, firefighters and state employees continue to fight against changes to their pension plans.

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FAMU to Offer Distant Learning Courses in August

Posted: 04/08/2011 - Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees unanimously approved the one-year contract with the Tom Joyner Online Education (TJOE) for its distance-learning program.

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