Education

Finally: After 7 months, disaster aid appears to be forthcoming for devastated Panhandle

The U.S. Senate has passed long-awaited legislation to provide $19.1-billion in disaster relief for Puerto Rico, Florida and other areas crippled by hurricanes, floods...
FSU

Will SAT’s “adversity score” level the playing field for who gets admitted to college?

By now, kids, families and others who follow college entrance exams and college admissions may have seen a new and controversial concept related to...
Boy sitting on the floor, sad

Beyond the state’s spin: Simple survey reveals frustrated educators, families, and a troubled...

The state’s massive effort to get public input about replacing or revamping Florida’s academic standards has opened the floodgates in schools and homes with...
DeSantis

First Lady Casey DeSantis leads initiative against drug abuse, mental health problems

First Lady Casey DeSantis will spearhead a multi-agency campaign to attack drug abuse and boost mental health treatment in Florida.Gov. Ron DeSantis and his...
high school classroom, school, education

Teacher union analysis: Districts to lose $1 billion over five years over new school...

Republican lawmakers have stressed that Florida's public schools could see savings from a new school voucher program that would allow more kids to attend...
Algebra formulas on board

Not many people noticed, but lawmakers just changed Florida’s graduation requirements in math –...

Students, parents, and even math educators probably don’t know about a little-noticed paragraph in a bill the Legislature approved this month: It changes graduation...
University of Florida

Is Florida really #1 in higher education? It depends on the stats

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced today that U.S. News and World Report has ranked Florida’s higher education system “number one” in the United States for...
High school graduates

What happened to requiring a financial literacy class at public schools? Lawmakers watered...

High school days are filled with math, English, science and social studies, but lawmakers hoped to squeeze in a required, stand-alone financial literacy course...
Gov. Ron DeSantis

FL’s new school voucher program is a reality; Gov signs legislation

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed new voucher legislation in South Florida Thursday, opening the door for thousands of families to get "scholarships" for children to...

DeSantis signs teachers-with-guns bill, shunning calls for a veto

Shortly before attending a poltiical rally with President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial bill that will give Florida...

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