Culture & Society

Partisan divide: Democrats and Republicans lay out two visions for Florida at 2019 Legislature...

Republicans and Democrats laid out dramatically different visions for Florida on Tuesday, the first day of the 2019 legislative session.In his inaugural State of...
Health care

Florida Democrats say Florida needs to expand Medicaid. Republicans want to try other ideas.

Democrats, Republicans and Gov. Ron DeSantis agree that Floridians need better health care.But they differ radically on the solution.“We have a great financial and...

Does the Legislature reflect the Florida populace? Nope. We crunched the demographic numbers

The Florida Legislature that begins its 2019 session today is older, wealthier, more Republican and less diverse than the state that it represents.A review...
Elementary school class

Educators, teacher unions launch national initiative to fund traditional public schools

Educators and teacher unions across the country are joining a national initiative to bolster traditional public schools that need funds for smaller classes, higher...
right whales

New Florida AG “examining” 10-state lawsuit filed to block underwater blasting that harms whales,...

When 10 states along the Atlantic seaboard recently joined a federal lawsuit to stop offshore drilling companies from doing loud underwater blasting that hurts...
DeVos

Is a national voucher program coming soon? U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveils “Education...

In a plan similar to the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program -- which critics call vouchers -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is...

FL House Speaker Oliva calls women “host bodies” in CBS interview about abortion legislation

UPDATEDRepublican House speaker Jose Oliva referred to women as “host bodies” in an interview with CBS Miami Thursday.In an interview about anti-abortion measures introduced...

What’s the Matter With Florida?

Last month as Ron DeSantis was sworn in as the 46th Governor of Florida, Sunshine State Democrats were hanging their heads in disbelief, having...

Rick Scott: Gaetz’s antagonizing tweet “embarrassing” and “disgusting”

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rick Scott said an explosive tweet from Rep. Matt Gaetz earlier this week was “embarrassing” and “disgusting.”Gaetz, a Panhandle Republican...
Michael Cohen

What about Donald Trump’s scores on the SAT college entrance exam?

Everybody’s clamoring to see Trump’s tax returns, but the education community is gunning for something else: the president’s SAT college entrance exam scores.The subject...

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