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Florida adjunct professors to kick off five-city tour to promote tuition-free college, student-loan forgiveness...

Fresh off their efforts to organize as a union call for union certification at two more colleges this month, a group of adjunct professors,...

To parents: Is your child’s “A” school really excellent? And why are D and...

When the Florida Department of Education last month released A through F grades for public schools, 93 percent got As, Bs and Cs, with...
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Conservative student group that hosted AG Jeff Sessions, chanting ‘Lock her up,’ has 23...

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed a crowd at a high school leadership summit Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C., when the audience began chanting...
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Rush job on school safety law causes mental-health conundrum for families, no help from...

In the rushed, traumatic days following the February shootings at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, lawmakers scrambled to approve broad gun reforms and...
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Even more charter schools in Florida? Fall ballot could be “game changer”

Some two decades ago, Florida introduced a new type of public school – the “charter” - designed to be free from bureaucracy and run...
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Public schools are now a “brand.” When did that happen?

Parents and grandparents may remember when kids came home with backpacks stuffed with books, homework, notes from the teacher, field trip instructions and other...
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Stigmatizing kids? New law forces families to disclose student’s mental health treatment

Registering a student for public school involves submitting everything from proof of immunizations, health exams and birth certificates to details about gender, race, emergency...

Shooter Cruz’s mom was an “enabler,” Pinellas sheriff says

Accused Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooter Nikolas Cruz had a series of behavioral and anger issues dating back to preschool, and his mother...

Adjunct professors want respect – and unions

While organized labor in America may be on the ropes following a decision against unions in the U.S. Supreme Court last week, don’t tell...

The new school culture in Florida: Armed officers at every elementary school

Gay Valimont’s son attended kindergarten at a Panhandle elementary school last year, and he’ll be in first grade at the same school this coming...

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