Uber and Lyft cheer as ridesharing bill passes State House

Randall Craig
April 6, 2017

The House voted 74-39 for the bill that would make Florida the first state in the country to require that prosecutors prove during pretrial hearings that a defendant wasn't acting in self-defense.

Flores said. Some parents have lobbied for the measure after learning that their students didn't have time set aside for recess at school.

That chamber's version would allow recess to be folded into physical-education classes, only requiring recess on days when students don't have physical education. Florida's main tests are now given anywhere from late February to early May. "Of realizing and seeing what's working and what doesn't".

Legislators have a month left to work out a final agreement on the bill.

Florida has had standardized testing for decades, but it greatly expanded under Bush, who used the tests as a key measure for his A+ plan that tied student performance to a school grading system. It would also allow school districts to use pencil-and-paper tests, whereas now schools are required to administer tests online. It also asks for a study to be conducted to see if some of the school's math and reading tests could be substituted with college entrance exam scores. It's not clear if the House is willing to go along with the dramatic changes proposed by the Senate. Anitere Flores, the Miami Republican sponsoring the Senate bill, said she hoped the Senate would send a message to House with its vote.

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