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3 hrs ago | News Max

Buyer's Remorse on Common Core for Policymakers?

Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading , but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Bobby Jindal, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, US Governors, Missouri, Florida

7 hrs ago | JD Journal

Florida Lawsuit Filed Over Private School Vouchers

Summary : A lawsuit has been filed in Florida alleging that a state funded voucher program, which provides scholarships to private schools, is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Florida, School Vouchers, Education, US Governors, Rick Scott

Fri Aug 29, 2014

News Max

Florida Health Exchange Signs Up Just 30 Consumers in 6 Months

Six months after Florida created a state-backed website to help people receive affordable healthcare coverage, only 30 people have signed up, the Miami Herald reported.

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Related Topix: Florida, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid, Health Insurance

The Daily Caller

Florida Obamacare Enrollment Total Plummets By A Quarter

Florida's Obamacare enrollment is now over 220,000 lower than the Obama administration's most recent tally, according to a report from the state insurance department.

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Related Topix: Florida, Healthcare Law, Law, Conservative Political News, US News

Capital Soup

Florida Department of Health offers tips for a Safe and Healthy Labor Day Holiday

The Florida Department of Health reminds residents and visitors to maintain a healthy balance of activities during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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Related Topix: Florida, Life, Food, Nutrition

Capital Soup

Florida Shots Helps Parents and Health Professionals Keep Kids Healthy

As parents send their children back to school, the Florida Department of Health remains committed to safeguarding the health of Florida's children by increasing immunization levels.

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Creative Loafing Tampa

New report says minimum wage in Florida should be doubled to support working families

A new report says that the mininum wage in Florida simply doesn't allow families to make ends meet, and that a true living wage in Florida would amount to just less than $17 an hour .

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Related Topix: Florida, Healthcare Law, Law, Rick Scott, US Governors

St. Petersburg Times

Medical cannabis concerns unfounded, Amendment 2 organizer says

An organizer of Florida's medical marijuana amendment beat back the latest round of opponents' attacks Thursday, contending that the proposal says more than enough to address concerns about legal implications.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Florida, Medicine, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Daily Kos

Florida is Top of the List ( it appears) for Vet healthcare Failure..

USA today came out today with Flagged VA's and FBI Investigations. Gainesville has a wait list of over 4000 veterans to be seen.

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Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Gary Miller, Medicaid

WRUF-AM Gainesville

University of Florida President Delivers State of the University Address

The president listed some goals for the coming year as well, one of them being to "seek top-ten status" among public universities.

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Related Topix: Florida

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida Democrats hold unity rallies

Florida Democrats promised to win the races for governor and attorney general through grassroots efforts, even if they are at a fundraising disadvantage.

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Related Topix: Florida, Orlando, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

WCTV Tallahassee

Florida Teachers Union, Others Sue Over Voucher Program

Florida's teachers union along with the NAACP and organizations representing school boards and school officials are suing over the state's largest private school voucher program.

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Related Topix: Florida, School Vouchers, Education

Reuters

Florida firm plans big, low cost, medical marijuana grow operation

A Florida company plans to build what it believes will be the biggest medical marijuana factory in the country, hoping the economy of scale will lower the cost of the drug which is not covered by insurance.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors

WPTV Local News

'All Aboard' opponents meeting with gov's reps

The group also raised the issue of additional freight trains cutting through the Treasure Coast if a second set of tracks is built alongside the existing Florida East Coast Railway tracks, a scenario All Aboard Florida officials refute.

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Related Topix: Florida, Palm Beach County, FL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Alabama Live

Here's what's trending: 9-year-old shoots, kills gun instructor; American killed fighting for ISIS; Crist, Scott win

There's no need to ever feel left out again at the water cooler conversation. Here's a rundown of the stories currently trending in the world, the country and your backyard.

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Related Topix: Metal, Isis, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Florida, Rick Scott

Creative Loafing Tampa

Florida Republicans blast expected lawsuit against school voucher program

The state's largest teacher's union released a statement on Wednesday saying that they are planning another lawsuit related to the state's school voucher program. The Florida Education Association will hold a press conference tomorrow in Tallahassee to discuss the case.

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Related Topix: Florida, School Vouchers, Education

WPBF

Florida Primary results recap, voter turnout historically low

TWO OF THOSE TEENAGERS WERE STUDENTS AT PALM BEACH GARDENS HIGH SCHOOL. NOW TO COMMITMENT 2014.

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Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Rick Scott, Charlie Crist

SFGate

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Florida, Representative James Lankford

Broward-Palm Beach

Greening Is Killing Florida Citrus -- Now's the Time to Support Your Local Growers

While Florida's top crop might be tourists slathered in sunscreen, agriculture ranks right up there, too.

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Related Topix: Florida, Life, Fruits, Food

KSWO

Government-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education... Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charlie Crist, Florida, Rick Scott

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