Books & Books Owner Disappointed In Recent Effort To Keep Specific Books Out Of Students’ Hands“The problem with banning books is not in the book, it’s with the book ban,” said Mitch Kaplan.
Gov. DeSantis Applauds Education Department's Rejection Of 41% Of Textbook Submissions, Cite Prohibited TopicsGov. Ron DeSantis is standing by the state's Department of Education decision to reject more than 50 math textbooks from next school year's curriculum after it cited references to critical race theory among reasons for the rejections.
Florida Considers Teaching Risks, Benefits Of Social MediaUnder a bill approved Tuesday by the state's Senate Education Committee, schools would be required to teach about the risks and benefits of social media.
Gov. DeSantis Education Budget Proposal Includes Increases In Teacher Pay, Student SpendingGovernor Ron Desantis has included increases in teacher pay and student spending in budget recommendations for the next fiscal year.
Gov. DeSantis Pushes Back Against Feds On Threats to EducatorsGov. Ron DeSantis signaled Tuesday that Florida will fight a federal effort to address a spike in threats against educators.
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.