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Public Education
Gov. Ron DeSantis calls out ‘bad actors’ on curriculum transparency, promises ‘consequences’ in Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continued to debunk the narrative that so-called “book bans” are occurring in Florida, saying that parents have a right to object to graphic sexual material that is… Read More

February 15, 2024
Public Education
Dozens of unions to lose certification in Florida for failing to maintain 60% membership threshold

More than 30 public sector unions in Florida have lost their certification, and dozens more are at risk for failure to maintain a minimum percentage of members. Last May, Gov. Read More

February 12, 2024
Public Education
Florida implements ban on DEI in state universities, replaces sociology course with American history

The Florida State Board of Education has implemented new regulations to prohibit funding for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs, activities, and policies. The decision will impact the 28 member… Read More

January 22, 2024
Public Education
Florida teachers’ union accused of harassing teachers

Two educators in Maimi-Dade public schools have filed a complaint against United Teachers of Dade (UTD), claiming they’re being hounded by union organizers. One teacher said she was cornered in… Read More

December 11, 2023
Culture
Higher education has to catch up with pace of new technology, says Ben Sasse in University of Florida inaugural speech

When former U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse was inaugurated president of the University of Florida Thursday, he promised to “transform the student experience to deliver even more… Read More

November 3, 2023
Culture
‘Society must be rooted in the truth’: DeSantis unveils religious liberty agenda

(The Daily Signal) – As president of the United States, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will rely on God, empower parents, protect religious liberty, and… Read More

September 19, 2023
Public Education
Florida’s two school choice scholarship programs break participation record

(The Center Square) – The state of Florida says a record number of students are either participating or have applied to the state’s two school choice scholarship programs. In a… Read More

August 23, 2023
Public Education
Florida teachers’ union blames DeSantis for teacher shortage, ignoring his pro-teacher reforms

Florida’s teachers’ union announced on Thursday the state has 7,000 teacher vacancies in its public schools, and then blamed the governor. This, despite Gov. Ron DeSantis’ education reforms to increase… Read More

August 14, 2023
Legislation
Florida’s DeSantis signs Digital Bill of Rights into law, including protections for children

(The Center Square) – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law on Tuesday a bill that creates a Digital Bill of Rights for Floridians. Senate Bill 262 sponsored by Sen. Jennifer… Read More

June 7, 2023
Courts
DeSantis sued by pro-LGBT restaurant over ban on drag shows for kids

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A Florida restaurant filed a lawsuit against Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday over a newly signed law that prohibits businesses from allowing minors… Read More

May 23, 2023
Public Education
Florida law allows teachers to restrict social media use in classrooms in pursuit of ‘traditional education,’ says DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that will allow teachers to limit the use of social media and cell phone devices by students in the classroom. “It… Read More

May 10, 2023
Courts, Culture
Abortion battle heats up nationwide

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted a lower court’s ruling restricting an abortion pill until Wednesday night. The hold will give the Supreme Court time to… Read More

April 17, 2023
Culture
Florida poised to institute six-week abortion ban

(The Center Square) – Florida is poised to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, needing only the signature of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis who favors the bill passed by… Read More

April 14, 2023
Culture
‘I’m crawling out of my skin for you’: California Gov. Newsom rails against conservative policies before Florida college students

California Gov. Gavin Newsom paid a visit to Florida’s New College as part of a national tour to complain about conservative policies he disagrees with. New College… Read More

April 6, 2023
Public Education
DeSantis to reward teachers with $3K bonus for refresher training on civics

(The Center Square) – Gov. Ron DeSantis wants Florida teachers to emphasize civic education and reward those who do with a $3,000 bonus. The second-term Republican held a news conference… Read More

March 24, 2023
Culture
Biden’s education secretary charges ‘censorship’ after conspiring with DOJ to label parents as ‘domestic terrorists’

The U.S. Secretary of Education has joined a Democrat chorus characterizing the removal of pornographic materials from libraries and schools as book banning and censorship. Miguel Cardona’s comments… Read More

March 17, 2023
Culture
DeSantis says Florida became ‘refuge of sanity’ during COVID

(The Center Square) — Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Thursday that Florida bucked the “COVID-19 orthodoxy” and instead utilized “commonsense policies to become a refuge of sanity.” DeSantis took a… Read More

March 17, 2023
Culture
Florida revokes liquor license from hotel that hosted drag show welcoming minors

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has moved to revoke a Miami hotel’s liquor license after it ignored warnings from the governor’s office not to allow children at a drag show… Read More

March 16, 2023
Opinion, Public Education
Op-Ed: Teachers’ unions are ‘political creatures’ feeding on ‘teacher salaries’

Teachers’ unions have a stranglehold on American public education. But now, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking the fight to the unions. “Teacher unions no longer resemble the… Read More

January 25, 2023
Culture
DeSantis admin mandates training for school librarians to vet pornographic books

(Daily Caller) – Florida librarians are now required to take an annual training on which books and instructional materials, specifically ones containing pornography and Critical Race Theory (CRT), are allowed… Read More

January 23, 2023