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A Florida pension that’s still working

Pensions are vanishing from the American workplace.But Florida has a pension fund that is thriving and plays an important role in the lives of...
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Statewide grand jury interim report: Are schools noncompliant – or reluctant to arm classroom...

A statewide grand jury on school safety produced its first interim report last week, blaming numerous Florida school districts for not complying with safety...

Shouldn’t someone be checking – in detail — on whether all school districts are...

With concerns rising about whether schools are actually teaching the history of the Holocaust, one Jewish lawmaker says all school districts should review the...

Beyond “Florida man:” Top state officials focus on helping those with mental health problems

A rural sheriff once told Republican Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody that people in his community were begging for admission to his jail.“He had...

Florida’s 2020 Teacher of the Year is a band director and product of Hillsborough...

Dakeyan Graham, known by his students as "Dr. Dre," is Florida's 2020 Teacher of the Year.He's the director of bands and director of instrumental...

Teacher bonuses vs. salary increases: The debate continues over teacher pay

At Florida’s State Board of Education meeting this week, board member Michael Olenick talked about the realities of teacher pay in Florida.You can’t use...

Florida Virtual School pays real money to lobbyists

Last year, the Florida Virtual School – the state’s online education institution - agreed to hire two of Tallahassee’s top lobbying firms for $180,000...

Some college kids need food stamps. FL U.S. Rep. Al Lawson teams with Elizabeth...

Tallahassee-area Democratic U.S. Rep. Al Lawson and Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation Wednesday that would make low-income college students eligible for food...
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FL public schools must provide mental health instruction, from suicide prevention to the stigma...

Public school districts will have to provide at least five hours of mental health instruction annually to students in 6th through 12th grades, with...

College and university presidents are taking in big bucks, from base pay to bonuses...

From base pay and hefty bonuses to lucrative perks such as retirement plans and housing and auto benefits, chief executives at public and private...

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