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FL Gov. DeSantis wants to boost minimum teacher pay to $47.5K a year

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to boost starting teacher pay in Florida to among the highest in the nation.In a series of press conferences around...

Gov. DeSantis plans to increase teacher pay – and it’ll be more than a...

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis says he'll be rolling out “something significant on teacher recruitment and compensation” in the next month or so, and it...

Dem lawmaker talks about “culture of corruption” in FL corrections system

(UPDATE) Just days after a leading GOP state senator described Florida’s prison system as “in crisis,” three House Democrats made an unannounced visit to...

Campaign to pay college athletes may come to Florida

The Florida House’s Democratic leader plans to file legislation allowing college athletes to earn money through endorsement deals.Rep. Kionne McGhee of Cutler Bay said...

Active shooter drills at school: “Some of the kids are scared to death.”

School drills designed to protect students from shootings are in and of itself scary to schoolchildren, some parents and lawmakers say, with little kids...

Lawmakers begin their trek toward the 2020 session, talking budget, guns, hurricanes and more

They’re back.Florida lawmakers begin preparing for the 2020 legislative session on Monday, holding their first set of committee hearings this week. They'll continue a...
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From celebration to criticism: How college rankings really work and can schools game the...

From clapping and cheering to publishing praises from politicians, Florida got a lot of publicity this week about some big boosts in the popular...
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“Three-year bachelor’s degrees need to become the norm,” report says

Starting today and next week, Florida State University will be offering informational sessions about how students can get out of college early -- meaning...

Public school demographics are changing: Minority students now dominate many school systems

Five years ago, educators, demographers and reporters took note of an education milestone: White students no longer would be the majority in the nation’s...
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What students around the nation are thinking about school safety and mental health

With mental health issues in the forefront in Florida after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a new nationwide survey is gauging...

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