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Americans save record $248 billion for college

More Americans are saving money for college using 529 accounts.

They amount of money in the savings plans grew to a record $248 billion in 2014, about 9% more than the previous year.

People are starting to save for their children earlier than ever.…


Volusia suspends computer-based testing

Volusia County has postponed computer-based testing again as two Florida Democratic state senators call on Gov. Rick Scott to suspend the state's standardized testing.


Savings plans may soon cover more college expenses

The rules governing 529 college savings plans may soon become more flexible.

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would expand the benefits offered by the college savings plans to include coverage of expenses like computers and…


Colleges rethink selection process

Many colleges and universities now want to know a whole lot more about applicants than their ACT and SAT results before asking them to attend.


Orange Co. schools receive $10 million

Florida Gov. Rick Scott hands over a $10.3 million check to public schools in Orange County as part of the state's School Recognition Program.


Fla. under pressure for school testing

Florida lawmakers are looking at changing the way the state tests its public school students.


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Olbermann suspended over Penn State tweets

ESPN has suspended anchor Keith Olbermann for the remainder of the week over a Twitter spat that the anchor had with fans of Penn State University.

Early Monday, a Penn State supporter tweeted at Olbermann with the university's trademark slogan: "We…


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Arrests made in Wesleyan overdose cases

Police have arrested four students from Wesleyan University in connection with a drug overdose over the weekend. They are to appear in court next week.

Ten students and two visitors were hospitalized Sunday from complications arising from the use of…


Wedgefield K-8 site approved under conditions

The Board of County Commissioners unanimously approves a site for a K-8 school in Wedgefield.


Fine for Lake County schools takes big drop

The school district that was facing the second largest fine in the state for violating class size rules receives a big break.


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