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Mar 7, 2017 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

Middle-school study approved by panel

Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, introduced a bill Monday with a description anyone who has parented a tween or young teen could appreciate: "Now we're going to go to another difficult subject," she said, "which is middle-school children." Stargel's bill (SB 360) isn't meant to offer parenting advice, however. Instead, it would require the Florida Department of Education to study middle-school academics in high-performing states - think Massachusetts a

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