Andrew Powell

Andrew Powell is a contributor for the Center Square.

Public Education
School choice leader Florida to raise teacher pay over 5 years

(The Center Square) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference in Miami on Monday to announce $1.25 billion for teacher salary increases. DeSantis said the funds for teacher… Read More

June 11, 2024
Trans runner complains biological females didn’t congratulate him enough after getting beat in state championship

When the race kicked off, transgender track runner Veronica Garcia didn’t hear the boos raining down. But they only got louder when Garcia became the leader of the … Read More

June 5, 2024
Public Education
State audit finds questionable spending by Florida school district

(The Center Square) – A recent Marion County School District audit uncovered several issues, including millions of dollars in questionable costs. The Florida Auditor General found that the district, despite… Read More

May 29, 2024
DeSantis signs two bills to bring chaplains, patriotic organizations to schools

(The Center Square) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation Thursday intended to provide more educational opportunities for public school students. House Bill 1317 allows patriotic organizations… Read More

April 19, 2024
Key education reform bill to be signed into law by DeSantis

(The Center Square) — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday that he’ll be signing some education reforms passed by the Florida Legislature into law. DeSantis highlighted some of … Read More

April 16, 2024