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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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TALLAHASSEE — A Leon County circuit judge heard closing arguments Friday in a potentially far-reaching lawsuit that challenges whether the state has met a constitutional requirement to provide a "high quality" system of public schools.

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Florida released school grades from the 2014-15 school year today. Duval’s district-wide score improved from a C to a B, with 41 A’s, 28 B’s, 41 C’s. 38 D’s and 21 F’s.

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For the past few years, the state’s class-size amendment has been a bone of contention among school officials as rules on class-size limits have become more rigid and penalties more hefty.

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Nearly a hundred changes are being proposed by the Florida Department of Education to the hotly contested Common Core State Standards.

State Board Of Ed Wins Fight Over College Faculty

Dec 26, 2013

TALLAHASSEE (The News Service of Florida) — An administrative law judge has sided with the Florida Board of Education in a dispute about new requirements that could make it harder for faculty members to get — and keep — tenure-like contracts at state colleges.

The United Faculty of Florida in June challenged a rule that set new guidelines for "continuing" contracts at state colleges, including a requirement that colleges consider measures of student success in awarding the contracts. The state college system was long known as the community-college system.

Two State Board of Education members criticized Gov. Rick Scott's leadership on education issues Tuesday, highlighting a rift between Scott and former Gov. Jeb Bush.

Board members Kathleen Shanahan and Sally Bradshaw -- who served as former Bush chiefs of staff -- said Scott needed to show more leadership on Common Core State Standards and other education issues.

The board is meeting in Palm Beach County today.