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At least a dozen Florida school districts, including Pasco and Hernando, were forced to suspend online testing Tuesday as students had trouble signing in to take the annual exam. No problems were reported in Hillsborough or Pinellas counties.iStockphoto.com

Florida school districts suspend online FCAT after glitches

Problems with Florida's annual FCAT test on Tuesday rekindled simmering concerns that the state isn't ready for its next steps toward full computerized testing. At least a dozen Florida school districts, including Pasco and Hernando, were forced to suspend online testing Tuesday as students had trouble signing in t …

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    Clawson lead field in election spending that topped $6 million

    Total spending in the Congressional District 19 GOP primary, won last night by Curt Clawson, exceeded $6 million. That total includes $2.4 million in outside spending, continuing a trend we saw in a big way in the CD13 race won by David Jolly....

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    Lawyer: New mixed-use zoning for ex-Nielsen site in Dunedin prompts offer

    DUNEDIN| Officials say a new land use and zoning designation for the former Nielsen Media Research site has already sparked interest from at least one developer, who made a purchase offer even before the changes won final approval from the City Commission last week....

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    Florida schools given okay to restart FCAT testing

    Server problems that hampered Florida's computerized FCAT testing on Tuesday appear to be resolved, as education commissioner Pam Stewart told superintendents early Wednesday they were cleared to resume the exam....

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