Today's news -- December 19, 2013




High schools earn more A’s, but grading system remains a puzzle,0,1123281.story,0,5322187.story


Hearing on Orange teacher raise impasse begins this morning (Diana Moore pictured),0,


Arbitrator: Reinstate Clay teacher fired in inoperable stun gun case (Renna Lee Paiva quoted)


Hillsborough schools beat other urban districts in test scores


Hillsborough approves armed guards for elementary schools


Brevard schools making you richer


Marion GOP leader goes after history textbook as “propagating” Islam


MacDill charter will appeal to the state


Leaders of teachers union, business group join to support Common Core standards (Randi Weingarten quoted)


Common Core: a bonanza for vendors


The New York Times editorializes on teachers and PISA, with multiple errors


Is American culture to blame for struggling schools?


New Mexico chief pushes invalid teacher evaluation method


Pittsburgh school board drops contract with Teach for America


Support efforts to rein in for-profit colleges


Florida lawmakers say they destroyed documents during redistricting process,0,


75,000 Floridians could lose unemployment benefits December 28


Problems with Scott's unemployment site worse than reported


Obamacare success stories showing up in South Florida


Scott moves further away from Medicaid expansion


Federal program's funding flows to small businesses


News team busts private prison group in “rent-a-cow” scheme


Anti-bullying measure filed


Study links BP oil spill to dolphin deaths


Progressive organization doles out failing grades to Scott


Senate passes bipartisan budget agreement


Economists wake up to income inequality’s damage


Congress’s drag on the economy


For all of their whining, you’d never guess GOP is responsible for most of the debt


Is the safety net just masking tape?


“Data brokers” are collecting and selling some very private information about you


Obama review panel: Strip NSA of power to collect phone data records


Businesses again challenge union poster rules



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