Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Bills On Civics, 'Intellectual Freedoms'Saying he wants Florida to be the "number-one state for civic literacy," Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bills aimed at boosting civics education in public schools and gauging "intellectual freedom" on college campuses.
'With Sigh Of Relief And Celebration': Florida Education Waiver Aids Students, Schools Amid PandemicAnswering the question of how the state would handle standardized testing this year, the Florida Department of Education issued an emergency order Friday waiving accountability measures tied to state exams.
Florida House, Senate Spending Plans Point To 'Lean Year' For Higher EDHouse and Senate budget leaders are eyeing cuts to higher education spending, but early recommendations would go about it in different ways.
Florida Lawmakers Look At 'Education Savings Accounts'With the 2021 legislative session set to begin next week, Florida lawmakers could further broaden the state’s school-choice landscape with what are called “education savings accounts.”
Florida Senate Democrats Plan To 'Fight Like Hell' Against GOP Sweeping School Choice ProposalRepublican legislative leaders are lauding a sweeping school-choice measure filed Thursday, while Senate Democrats have vowed to “fight like hell” against the proposal.
Florida Education Association Calls On Gov. Ron DeSantis To Keep Schools Closed For SemesterThe Florida Education Association wants schools closed for the rest of the semester because the COVID-19 outbreak "presents a threat we cannot control."
New Rule: Florida High School Seniors Will Have To Pass Civics Test To GraduateThere are some new rules in place for high school students who want to graduate in Florida.
Mixed Reaction To Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Proposed Budget That Would Boost New Teacher SalariesWhen the state legislature reconvenes next year, they will consider a budget proposal by Gov. Ron DeSantis that includes more than $600 million to raise the minimum salary for teachers.
Approval Sought For ‘Best And Brightest’ SettlementThe state Department of Education and the Florida Education Association asked a federal judge Thursday to preliminarily approve a $15.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that the “Best and Brightest” teacher-bonus program discriminated against black and Hispanic teachers.
Florida’s New Education Commissioner To Make $276,000 A YearThe newly hired education commissioner is getting paid nearly $300,000.
Study Points To ‘Resegregation’ Of Florida SchoolsFlorida's public-school system is becoming more segregated, a new study from the LeRoy Collins Institute shows.
Calls In South Florida For Gov. Scott To Veto BudgetLawmakers, teachers, school administrators and others across the state are calling on Gov. Scott to veto part or all of the approved budget.
Bill Would Shield University Search InformationInformation about applicants vying to become presidents, provosts or deans at state universities would be kept secret under a bill approved.
Engineering College Looks To Improve 'Grand Experiment'Three years after lawmakers debated splitting up the engineering college jointly run by FAMU and FSU, the school is at a critical juncture.
Court Questions Student 'Opt Out' ArgumentsAn appeals court sounded skeptical of a judge's ruling on school board’s approach to students who "opted out" of standardized test.