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More money proposed for public schools, colleges

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The Florida Board of Education approved a 2018-2019 budget request Wednesday that includes a $200 per-student boost in the K-12 system, increased funding for the 28 state colleges and construction money for public schools, colleges and universities.

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Florida investigating whether grad rates were manipulated

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Florida is investigating whether or not school districts are moving students around in order to manipulate graduation rates. Education Commissioner Pam Stewart announced Wednesday that she has asked top officials in her department to look closer at students who were in their senior year but weren’t counted in final graduation rates. Gary Chartrand, a member of the Florida Board of Education, said the state needed to look into what he called a “very serious allegation.” News reports this year have…

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What is Rick Baker going to do next? Leading Pam Bondi’s campaign for AG

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For those of you wondering what former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker will do next, one answer is that he will be leading Pam Bondi’s campaign for Attorney General. The Republican attorney general candidate Pam Bondi announced her campaign leadership team: State Honorary Co-Chairs: Bob Martinez and Mary Jane Martinez, former Governor and First Lady of Florida Ned L. Siegel, former Ambassador to the Bahamas State Chairman: Rick Baker, former Mayor of St. Petersburg State Co-Chairs : Angela Corey, Jacksonville:…

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What is Rick Baker going to do next? Leading Pam Bondi’s campaign for AG

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For those of you wondering what former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker will do next, one answer is that he will be leading Pam Bondi’s campaign for Attorney Genergal. The Republican attorney general candidate Pam Bondi announced her campaign leadership team: State Honorary Co-Chairs: Bob Martinez and Mary Jane Martinez, former Governor and First Lady of Florida Ned L. Siegel, former Ambassador to the Bahamas State Chairman: Rick Baker, former Mayor of St. Petersburg State Co-Chairs : Angela Corey, Jacksonville:…

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