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Public News Service - FL: Education

Florida is ranked 15th in the nation for smoking cessation and prevention spending, according to a new report. (robertjojorge/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The number of Florida high school kids who smoke has dropped to an all-time low, according to new data analyzing the impact of what states spend on smoking prevention-and-cessation programs. According to the report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, this year Florida wil

A new report looks at what still needs to be done to help kids in foster care experience the most normal childhood possible. Credit: hotblack/morguefile

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Learning to drive, playing a sport and going on sleepovers, they're all part of what many consider a "normal" childhood, but that's not always the case for the nearly 14,000 Florida kids in foster care. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows how the federal Stre

The effects of agricultural pesticides on farm workers are among the reasons a new poll shows Latinos care deeply about environmental issues. Credit: pgiam/iStockphoto.com.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Latinos are extremely concerned about the environment, giving it the same importance as immigration when ranking the issues they care about, according to a new poll. The survey was released Tuesday by the environmental law firm Earthjustice and the national nonprofit GreenLatino

Florida gun-safety advocates are gathering this week to fight proposals coming up in the next legislative session that would allow guns on college campuses. Credit: SShepard/iStockPhoto.com.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida gun-safety advocates will meet Thursday to draw up a battle plan against several bills – measures that were refiled last week – that would allow guns on college campuses. Current state law forbids anyone except law enforcement from carrying a firearm on cam

A new report finds Florida 37th in the nation in overall child well-being, with 24 percent of the state's children living in poverty. Credit: Cheryl Holt/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida is ranked 37th in the country for overall child well-being, according to a new report from the nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation. In one of the report's more dramatic findings, the Kids Count Data Book ranks Florida at 45th, near the bottom of the list compared t

PHOTO: A new report finds 86 percent of eligible children in Florida don't get free summer lunches. Photo credit: morguefile/fidlerjan
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Eighty-six percent of children in Florida who qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch in summer don't participate, according to a report recently released by the Food Research and Action Center. Debra Susie, president and chief executive of Florida Impact, who runs the state's

PHOTO: Bills being considered in the Florida House and Senate propose making the selection process of state college and university presidents private. Photo credit: morguefile.com/grietgriet

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A bill that would make the process of selecting university and Florida College System presidents private advanced Tuesday through its third state House committee. Opponents fear that House Bill 223, if passed, would shut the public out from the process of selecting some of the hi

Florida currently bans guns on college campuses, but some lawmakers want to change that. Photo credit: flickr/Creative Commons/Scott Beale<br />

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Even as university presidents, campus police and student government leaders rose up against it, the Florida Senate's Higher Education Committee has given its approval to a controversial bill (SB 176) that would allow concealed firearms on college campuses. State Rep. Mich

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