Education

Big changes afoot on the ACT exam used for college admissions

With thousands of students across the nation taking the ACT college entrance exam on Saturday, it’s good to know about significant changes down the...

FL League urges governor on Census: “The importance of the count cannot be underestimated”

The League of Women Voters of Florida is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to create a “complete count” committee and to provide state funding to...

Presidential candidate Warren goes after the charter school industry

U.S. senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is going after controversial charters schools that have been blossoming nationwide, particularly in Florida -- part...

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...
Graduation

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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