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  1. Florida schools will take Puerto Rico students. But who will pay?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 6 | St. Petersburg Times

    Families from Puerto Rico who were displaced by Hurricane Maria won't have to worry about having transcripts or immunization records if they enroll their children in Florida's public schools this month, state education officials announced Friday. But for county school districts, there is no guarantee the state will provide financial help to cover the costs of all those additional students.

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  2. Despite extra dollars for schools, controversial bill remains a concern for manyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    Advocates of traditional public education welcomed Gov. Rick Scott's demand on Friday that lawmakers redo the K-12 education budget for next year and boost it with $215 million in additional spending. But school superintendents, teachers union leaders and others cautioned that those added dollars won't be good enough if Scott intends to also sign House Republicans' controversial education bill - which could cost traditional schools money while making it easier for privately managed charter schools to expand in Florida through financial incentives and additional taxpayer funding.

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  3. Lawmakers grapple with lunker education billRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    At the insistence of House Speaker Richard Corcoran, numerous major changes to education policy for Florida's K-12 public schools - from teacher bonuses and daily recess, to testing reforms and expansions for charter schools - were crammed into a single mammoth bill on Friday, with $414 million in spending attached. All of the policies in the 277-page bill will pass or fail as one.

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  4. After outcry, lawmakers scrap plans to fully slash funding for 'Moonlight' alumni's schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    Lawmakers in Tallahassee are largely reversing course on plans to cut $650,000 in state grant funding to the Miami arts school whose alumni helped create the Oscar-winning film Moonlight and the Broadway hit "Hamilton." During ongoing budget talks Saturday morning, the Florida House asked for $500,000 for New World School of the Arts in 2017-18.

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  5. House fights over $200 million incentive for chart schools, but bill passesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    How best to help 77,000 children at perpetually failing K-12 public schools sharply divided the Florida House this week. The chamber's Republican majority on Thursday pushed through a controversial $200 million spending plan to attract specialized, high-performing charter schools to Florida that would offer an alternative to - and potentially supplant - struggling neighborhood schools.

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  6. Senators' homework pays off in progress on reducing student assessment testsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    A sweeping plan to reduce standardized testing in Florida's K-12 schools cleared its first state Senate committee on Monday, after lawmakers struck a compromise to blend competing reform proposals. Despite political drama last week that delayed the policy discussion, senators breezed through vetting SB 926 and passed it unanimously after considering most of the amendments - all but two out of the 19 filed - in less than 15 minutes.

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  7. Surgery sidelines UF's Del Rio for springRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    Florida's Luke Del Rio throws a pass against North Texas on Sept. 17, the game in which the redshirt sophomore injured his nonthrowing shoulder.

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