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‘Breaking the Monopoly of Mediocrity’ education tour to hit Orlando on Wednesday, a chamber-sponsored eventSentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce's national “Breaking the Monopoly of Mediocrity” education tour is scheduled to be in Orlando on Wednesday for a day-long education summit. The tour, which began in October, aims to highlight problems with public...
Former Gov. Jeb Bush stirred controversy on the immigration front and revived speculation that he will run for president in 2016 while releasing a provocative book on Tuesday that says illegal immigrants should be legalized but not given a special path...
Sun SentinelOrignal post at 1:57 p.m. Updated below with examples of vintage Crist. The 320 or so people on hand for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s annual luncheon to install a new slate of board members is a slightly bigger crowd than usual....
A similar bill, officially a "parent empowerment" measure, was narrowly defeated last year in the Legislature. This year's version is as divisive as 2012's, The bill has the backing of influential lawmakers and influential education reform groups,...
Tags: PTA, Charter Schools, Michelle Rhee, Schools
Amid the wreckage of the Mitt Romney presidential debacle and the Republican scramble to find a new savior, now comes ... yet another Bush! The ruminations of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, son of one former president and younger brother of another, on...
Tags: Mitt Romney, Jeff Flake, Executive Branch, Politics, Government
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelFlorida schools that earned A’s or improved grades on the state’s annual school report card will get their reward money tomorrow. The money comes from School Recognition Award program, which has been around since 1997 and provides annual...
Marco Rubio led the field of Republican presidential prospects in a nationwide poll released on Wednesday, though voters were split among five potential candidates. The Quinnipiac University poll of 712 Republicans found Sen. Rubio of Florida...
With each passing day, Jeb Bush looks more and more like a presidential candidate. At this stage, he's striking the obligatory, non-committal tone, but he's just come out with a book on immigration reform, is showing up on radio and TV talk shows, and...
Our state lawmakers aren't known for putting politics aside to reach a compromise that solves a problem. When they do, they deserve credit. So kudos to Sen. John Legg and Rep. Elizabeth Porter. They are two of the main architects behind a proposed...
Sentinel School ZoneA bill that has inspired strong passions on both sides for two years running is headed for the state Senate Education Committee next week. Commonly known as the "parent trigger" bill, it would give parents an opportunity to vote on how a failing school is...
Staff writerIn local public-affairs programming this weekend: "Central Florida Spotlight" examines the region's sex-trafficking problem at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. The show revisits Vanessa Welch's report from February, when the station followed...
When it comes to the lottery, we are now complete: The Florida Lottery announced Thursday that it is adding Mega Millions to its portfolio of games. It starts May 15. That makes Florida the 43rd state to join the lottery game, which made news last...
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