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Governor Scott signs HB 7069, the massive and controversial education bill

As we reported last month, the final day of the Florida Legislature's most recent session was anything but uneventful. For proof of this fact, one needn't look any further than the massive 274-page education package -- House Bill 7069.

What to do if your school loses accreditation

If you are like millions of Americans, you rely on federal student loans and grants to fund your higher education. To be able to receive this financial assistance, you must attend a school that is recognized as an accredited institution by the U.S. Department of Education. To achieve this, colleges and universities must be approved by an accrediting agency.

What state law has to say about suspensions and expulsions -- III

Back in December, our blog began discussing how even though the natural inclination of most parents is to defer to school officials when it comes to disciplinary matters, they should strongly reconsider this approach when it's suspension or expulsion that's being pursued.

A firm to turn to for help when you can't secure your transcripts, diplomas

There is perhaps nothing more rewarding for any student at any level than the moment they get to march across a graduation stage to secure their diploma. After all, this short walk and handshake is the culmination of years of hard work and a single-minded dedication to building a better future.

Study: School bullying has dropped by more than half since 2005

A new study in the journal Pediatrics found that kids, teachers, school staff and policymakers are aware of the serious harm done by bullying in school. The great news is, the study found that fewer than half as many students reported experiencing bullying in 2014 than had in 2005. These were largely attributed to state anti-bullying laws being passed, more research being funded, evidence-based practices -- and increased awareness of the issues.

Legislature passes immense education bill on final day of session

After the gavel marking the end of the Florida Legislature's current session officially sounded on Monday, many lawmakers left Tallahassee feeling less than satisfied not only with the legislation that wasn't passed, but which was also sent to the desk of Governor Rick Scott.