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Except for Tallahassee, Florida’s kind of dumb

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Florida doesn’t fare very well on a study analyzing the education levels in 150 of the largest cities in the United States. Based on the WalletHub analysis, Tallahassee is the smartest major city coming in at number 11. But the next Florida city to land on the list is the Sarasota-Bradenton area coming in at number 56. The study looked at data for people age 25 or older with high school diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate degrees. Also ranked in…

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Representative Janet Long pushes bill for stronger early-education standards

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  In the wake of a new report from the business community about Florida’s workforce, State Rep. Janet Long (D-Seminole) today called on legislative leaders to embrace her plan to improve Florida’s pre-kindergarten program. “Florida’s business leaders agree that an important step toward building a workforce capable of meeting the high-tech demands of the 21st Century is to ensure that today’s pre-kindergarten teachers hold at least a four year college degree. “For the third consecutive year, I have filed a…

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