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The Florida State Board of Education approved tougher requirements for students who use alternative tests to meet graduation requirements at its meeting Wednesday.

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Republican Gubernatorial candidate and current Florida Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam said back wages that his family was ordered to pay to workers on his family citrus farm were the result of “clerical errors.”

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Florida Governor Rick Scott visited Jacksonville Wednesday for the first time since announcing his run for U.S. Senate.

The Northeast Florida pit stop followed the filing of a complaint accusing him of skirting campaign-finance law.

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UPDATE: The Department of Education had originally recommended the new scores impact next school year’s seniors, but that’s since been amended. If approved, the new concordant  score requirements would start impacting incoming freshmen, who would graduate in 2022 and beyond.

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The Duval County School district says its graduation rate will likely tumble next year if the state Board of Education approves proposed new requirements.

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Duval County students last year scored at the top in several areas on a national test compared with other large, urban districts, according to rankings released this week.

Clay County Public Schools

Middleburg’s Wilkinson Junior High School and the community surrounding it will soon have more health and academic resources thanks to a new strategy announced Wednesday.

State Report: More Women Look To Online Classes To Earn Degrees

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More women than men opt to take only online classes to earn bachelor’s degrees in Florida’s state university system, according to a new report from the system’s Board of Governors.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is outlining next steps for school districts, following his signing this month of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Act.

Orange Park Medical Center

Orange Park Medical Center is celebrating a new state law cementing its status as a trauma center. The law settles a long-fought battle over how many trauma centers are allowed to operate in Florida and where.

Cathedral Arts Project

Florida arts organizations are saying they feel like losers in this year’s state budget process.

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Duval County is joining other school districts around the state demanding Governor Rick Scott call lawmakers back to Tallahassee to retool the state’s K-12 education budget.

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After weeks of uncertainty, the directors of Florida programs meant to reduce infant mortality are breathing a sigh of relief.

Lawmakers Wednesday agreed to keep their funding the same as last year instead of slashing it by 30 percent, which is what Senate leaders wanted to do.

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Update 1:40 p.m.: Florida budget chiefs have agreed on a proposed spending plan. It's still unclear how Healthy Start Coalitions fared. This is a developing story.

If Florida Senate leaders get their way, a statewide network of prenatal care providers will see an approximately 30 percent funding cut.

Floridians will change their clocks this weekend as Daylight Saving Time arrives Sunday at 2 a.m. But changing the time twice-a-year could become a thing of the past.

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St. Johns River Water Management District

Florida lawmakers have agreed on funding for the state’s conservation-land-buying program, Florida Forever. The plan is to spend more than 100-million-dollars on it next year.

But a stalled measure would’ve guaranteed recurring funding for years to come.

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