Education

House lawmakers get an eye-opener: Nearly half of FL schools are average to struggling

In a meeting room in the Capitol, a big screen on the wall revealed some data that surprised newly-elected state representative Ardian Zika.The Republican...

League of Women Voters of Florida: Not so fast on new FL Education Commissioner

The League of Women Voters of Florida is reminding the State Board of Education to do its job on selecting a new Education Commissioner.Essentially,...

Should the state require teens to take a standalone class in “financial literacy?”

Lawmakers are gearing up again to change high school graduation requirements and ensure kids who graduate know about financial literacy and money management.That means...
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Gov-elect DeSantis recommends former House Speaker Richard Corcoran for Florida’s new Education Commissioner

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis on Thursday recommended former House Speaker Richard Corcoran to serve as Education Commissioner and oversee Florida’s mammoth education system -- one...

Orlando state senator moves to remove restrictions against prosecuting rape cases

Democratic state senator Linda Stewart from Orlando filed legislation Wednesday in hopes of trying to remove barriers on prosecuting rape cases.“Many young sexual battery...

FL Education Commissioner Pam Stewart is out; planning to retire

With "bittersweet feelings," Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart submitted her resignation Tuesday, ending a five-year run at one of the largest education systems in...

Nation’s first charter school strike reverberates across the country

The nation's first charter school strike launched Tuesday in Chicago, reverberating across the nation, including in Florida, where traditional public schools have been pitted...
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Lawsuit against Duval County schools aims to stop “illegal” gun program on campuses

A group of parents and elementary students and the League of Women Voters of Florida filed a lawsuit Thursday against Duval public schools, saying...
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The FL Department of Education gave a top-level teaching certificate to a troubled substitute...

Lack of communication, confusion, and potential holes in state law reveal how a troubled substitute got – and kept -- a full-fledged, professional teaching...
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U.S. Department of Education’s proposed sex assault rules spark debate

If you missed it heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. Department of Education on Nov. 16 released proposals on sexual assault rules for...

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