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NAACP calls on Florida to take action against schools that ban discriminatory hairstyles

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is calling for the state to rescind discriminatory student hair policies, following the uproar over a 6-year-old boy who...

New mobile app for reporting “suspicious activity” raises more questions than answers for schools...

A new state-financed mobile app launched to allow students and community members to report “suspicious activity" anonymously is already raising questions about costs, participation...
Tuition

College tuition spikes nationwide putting pressure on families, including in Florida

Average tuition and fees at four-year public colleges and universities in Florida have increased by nearly 60 percent over the last decade, with many...

A worrisome picture for black students in public colleges and universities, including in Florida

For black students, college life can be troubling and far different compared to their peers.They’re underrepresented on college campuses. They’re less likely to graduate...

Misleading ads on Florida test results: Gov. Rick Scott should do the math maybe?

An Orlando Sentinel story set the record straight on how Florida kids do on well-regarded federal exams called NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress).Scott,...

New study on best & worst states for teachers: Guess where Florida falls? (It...

An analysis released Monday ranks the Sunshine State 47 out of the 50 states and Washington D.C. based on school-related data, according to the...
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Focus on public education: DeSantis releases school policy plans; Gillum stands by his $1...

In his first major policy plan on public education in Florida, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis released details Tuesday that would tackle everything from...

What taxpayers may not know about Florida’s charter schools

Florida’s booming charter movement – one of the largest in the country and now more than 20 years old -- has increasingly moved away...
Florida Phoenix

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos loses lawsuit over college misconduct and delays in student...

For the millions of students struggling with college loans and trying to stay abreast of what’s happening on the loan front, here’s the latest...
Spending

State finance problems loom as next governor comes into office

Florida’s next governor and Legislature will face looming state finance challenges as well as concerns about threats to the tourism industry that yields billions...

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