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Rick Scott signs HB 7069, shifting education from ‘traditional public schools’

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Surrounded by House Speaker Richard Corcoran and many of his members in a small, Orlando Catholic school dedicated to special needs students, Gov. Rick Scott signed House Bill 7069 into law, initiating major shifts in how Florida provides education. While the education omnibus bill offers changes for all kinds of schools in Florida, from requiring recess to reducing mandatory testing, it accelerates state tax dollar funding for-profit and nonprofit charter and private schools, expands parents’ abilities to chose schools, and tightens…

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Rowdies add 22-year-old forward Alex Morrell to its roster

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After re-signing the core of its team, the Tampa Bay Rowdies have reached out for a new face. Alex Morrell, 22, has signed with the Rowdies. The forward is from Lakeland. Morrell spent most of last season in the MLS, playing for the Chicago Fire. He spent part of last season on loan to St. Louis. “We’re excited to sign a young player of Alex’s quality,” Rowdies Head Coach Stuart Campbell said. “He spent last year in MLS learning from…

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