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Lawmaker calls for state takeover of Gadsden women’s prison

In a letter sent Thursday to Gov. Rick Scott, state Rep. David Richardson (D-Miami) formally called for an emergency state takeover of the Gadsden...

Florida Cracks Down on Troubled For-profit Facility for the Disabled

After years of tepid action, Florida officials are moving to intensify monitoring and remove residents from a sprawling complex for the disabled that has...

Kids House of Seminole Wins Victory Cup Initiative and $20,000

–February 4th, 2016 celebrated the inaugural event of The Victory Cup Initiative in Winter Park. Ten Florida nonprofits took to the stage in a...

Homeschooling Regulations by State

Homeschooling has been legal throughout the United States for about 25 years, but regulations vary dramatically by state. Only two states require background checks for parents who choose to homeschool, and just ten require parents to have a high school degree. Fewer than half require any kind of evaluation or testing of homeschooled children. Use the map below to compare how these regulations vary by state.