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Public News Service - FL: Education

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - One in five Florida children comes to school hungry, even more kids are on free and reduced lunch programs, and many are just too hungry to learn. That's according to a new report from Share Our Strength, a nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger. The report author surveye

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Protesters say they'll surround the K.C. Wright Building in downtown Fort Lauderdale starting at 5 p.m. today. They're meeting at the building, which houses the headquarters of Broward Public Schools, to protest what they call "corruption, waste, and ethics and worker-rights

GAINESVILLE, Fla - Farming in Florida is an industry worth more than $6 billion a year, and now, the state's higher education system has received some much-needed extra cash to "grow" a future crop of farmers. U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has awarded $17 million

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Few things in life are guaranteed, but many Florida parents who want to be sure they can afford a college education for their children participate in the state's pre-paid college plan. The annual sign-up period starts today for the Florida Pre-Paid College Plan. The plan is one

The check is in the mail. The federal government has released $1.8 billion in stimulus money for Florida education. While the extra cash is expected to reduce staff layoffs and stay many program cuts, Mark Pudlow with the Florida Education Association says it still amounts to just a "Band-Aid" for t

A penny will mean more today than usual in Tallahassee, as the Florida Education Association (FEA) uses a novel idea to make its case for the one-cent sales tax it is proposing to shore up ailing school budgets. One penny for each public school student in Florida - that's 2.6 million pennies, in al

Parents, teachers and administrators are rallying in Orlando Saturday to bring attention to the financial challenges mounting against Florida's public schools. Their campaign, Make Our Schools a Priority, launches as the legislature prepares to consider the fifth budget cut in two years for the scho

As many as one in three Florida children end up behind bars. This statistic and others are cited in a new report by the Children's Defense Fund. Looking to young people who have beaten the odds for possible ways to stop this "cradle to prison pipeline" is the purpose of a summit taking place this we

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