Florida Senate and House agree to scope of special session

TALLAHASSEE — In their first tangible sign of progress in weeks, legislative leaders Friday set the agenda for a June special session to include a budget, Medicaid expansion, tax cuts and several other issues. Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, issued a joint proclamation that specifies issues to be…

Palm Beach County school district in Greenacres David Samore is state’s principal of the year

Students love him for his charisma and open-mindedness. Teachers say he’s a dedicated mentor. David Samore, who leads Okeeheelee Middle in Greenacres, now has another accolade: Florida’s Principal of the Year. The Palm Beach County school district announced Thursday that Samore was selected as the top principal for middle and high schools by the Florida…

Florida Standards Assessment Review Selection Panel organizes today

The Florida Standards Assessment Review Selection Panel was established during the 2015 Regular Session in House Bill 7069 for the purpose of selecting an independent entity to conduct an independent verification of the psychometric validity of the Florida Standards Assessment. The selection must occur no later than June 1, 2015, and must consider, at a…