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The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, UF/IFAS, is holding training sessions in October and November for farm labor contractors, crew leaders, farm office staff and vehicle drivers to help them better manage farmworkers and foster workplace safety. 

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For years former Gov. Jeb Bush has traveled the country urging states to adopt a group of education policies he says improved Florida schools.

The policies focus on reading by the third grade, using test scores to measure school and teacher performance and giving students more choices about where they can go to school.

Education researchers met in Washington, D.C. Wednesday to dissect Bush’s claims.

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This year, Florida teachers who did well on their SATs or ACTs could be getting bonuses - up to $10,000.

Lawmakers in Tallahassee earmarked $44 million in the state budget for the bonuses. But to get them, many teachers have to track down scores they may not have seen since high school.

The bonuses are supposed to get more top-scoring students to go into teaching. But there are lots of complaints about the logic and fairness of the program.

Anger continues to mount over the release this week of preliminary data from the Florida Standards Assessment test students took for the first time last spring.

The Florida Parent Teacher Organization and the Florida School Boards Association have joined with the state's school superintendents to express their lack of trust in the state's school accountability system.

The State University System of Florida’s Board of Governors is asking state lawmakers to give them funding for more law enforcement and mental health counseling positions.

Proponents said the roughly $20 million would make state campuses safer.