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Keeping schools safe should protect privacy and rights of students and families

Amid the debate about arming teachers with guns and numerous other school safety measures, 40 national and state organizations, including some in Florida, are...

Gov. Ron DeSantis: Don’t turn Florida universities into a “Berkeley”

Don’t turn Florida universities into a “Berkeley,” Gov. Ron DeSantis warned state university leaders Thursday.Making his first appearance before the panel that oversees the...
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Miami Dade College adjunct professors go union

Adjunct professors at Miami Dade College this week became the latest group to vote to form a union with the Service Employees International Union...
Constitution

Lawmakers cite “foreign entities” as reason they are pushing to restrict citizen-led FL Constitutional...

Invoking concerns about “foreign entities” interfering in Florida elections, a GOP-controlled committee in the House of Representatives has voted along party lines for a...
Catholic school

Pastors in FL differ on views on vouchers, with a new group supporting public...

While Catholic and Christian schools have benefited from Florida’s voucher programs, a new statewide group of pastors is pushing back against vouchers that allow...

FL civil rights leader statue will replace Confederate general statue

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will soon sign a letter to federal authorities requesting that they approve Florida’s plan to replace a statue of Confederate...
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State praises performance of FL charter schools vs. traditional schools — but is the...

FL’s charter schools for the most part perform better than traditional public schools when it comes to test scores on state exams, according to...
Girl being bullied

Fledgling voucher program for bullied kids is off to a slow and confusing start

Jessica Gonzalez, a mom from Clermont in Lake County, stood before the House Education Committee last month to share an agonizing story about girls...
State Capitol

It may seem like Monopoly money, but Florida’s state budget is a serious exercise

As the Florida House and Senate prepare to pass their initial state budget plans, there turns out to be a surprise big spender.It’s Gov....
Nik Harris

An LGBTQ consumer advocate for Florida

Florida has its first ever LGBTQ consumer advocate.State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried appointed Shenika “Nik” Harris to the newly created position in her agency.Harris,...

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