Education

FL House ready to delve into the issue of paying college athletes

The Florida House will kick off the first week of the 2020 session by looking at the issue of allowing college athletes to accept...

Protests, rallies and marches, as state workers, educators, push for livable wages, raises, and...

Florida’s state workers are planning massive protests and rallies across Florida this month, hoping to put pressure on lawmakers and Gov. Ron DeSantis to...
Pride

Lawmaker: LGBTQ, disabled students, need more protection

State lawmakers are concerned about discriminatory practices against students who have a disability or identify as LGBTQ, and are pushing legislation focused on Florida...

Gov. DeSantis hails his first-year accomplishments, but your view may vary

Things went swimmingly for Florida during 2019 – at least, judging by year-end summaries issued by the governor’s office and state agencies.Aides to Gov....
Graduation

Bright Futures scholarships’ new popularity puts financial pressure on state legislators

More Florida students are taking advantage of the Bright Futures scholarships, which pay full university or college tuition for top-performing students.That's a good thing...

Report: Florida higher ed enrollment drops, shadowing a national decline

Florida had the second highest enrollment decline in college and university students in the nation this fall, according to an education research group.Florida dipped...

House advances plan to require state universities and colleges to conduct annual ‘intellectual diversity’...

State colleges and universities would have to conduct an annual “intellectual diversity” survey under a bill moving through the Florida House of Representatives.In a...

FL Democrat in Congress to Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos: ‘You are the most unpopular...

WASHINGTON — A Florida Democratic congresswoman on Thursday told Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, “You are the most unpopular person in our government.” Rep. Frederica Wilson...
One Year Anniversary Parkland tragedy

FL public schools skew picture of safety and order; intentionally failing to report incidents...

Florida public schools are manipulating data and “intentionally not reporting disciplinary incidents,” including violence and crimes, creating a picture of “safety and order” that...

Oops. FL Education Commissioner Corcoran jokes that “nobody wants to teach in New Jersey,”...

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran spoke recently at a news conference about pushing starting salaries for public school teachers to $47,500.If...

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