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Judge upholds vegetable garden ban in South Florida

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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A Florida circuit court judge upheld a local ordinance Thursday banning front yard vegetable gardens in the Village of Miami Shores.

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More Florida students using scholarship programs

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Education, Florida, National, News  /  No Comments

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Despite ongoing legal battles, the number of students using two school choice programs in Florida continues to rise, approaching the 100,000-student mark. According to Step Up For Students, a nonprofit organization that administers scholarships for both programs, 92,011 students had enrolled in 1,665 private schools for the 2016-17 school year using Florida Tax Credit Scholarships, […]

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State prisons offer some Florida districts extra political clout

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Florida’s prison inmates are considered residents of the voting districts in which they’re incarcerated despite not being able to vote and typically residing in other areas of the stat

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Rapper Pitbull helps opens charter school in West Palm Beach

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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Rapper Pitbull recently helped the third SLAM (Sports, Leadership, and Management) Academy open in West Palm Beach.

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State revenues climb as Scott earns kudos for tax cuts

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Florida, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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At the same, state economists are predicting four years of state revenue growth.

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Another victory for school choice in Florida

By   /  August 18, 2016  /  Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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A Florida Court has dismissed a case against school choice, securing another victory for education reform in the state. In McCall v. Scott, teachers unions alleged that Florida’s tax credit scholarship program violated the state Constitution’s Blaine Amendment. The panel of three judges ruled that the union did not have standing to bring the case. “The cloudy crystal ball the […]

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