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
Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill banning kids under 14 from social media

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida signed a bill Monday banning minors under the age of 14 from getting on social media. The legislation, which… Read More

March 26, 2024
Florida could expand its school choice program under new measure

(The Center Square) – Florida could expand school and funding choices again after a new bill advanced this week, although one critic says its funding restrictions could reduce program participation. Read More

February 2, 2024
Public Education
School choice state sees record high school graduation rate in 2023

(The Center Square) – Data from the Florida Department of Education shows Florida high school students graduated at a record rate in 2023 after years of steady improvement. According to… Read More

January 24, 2024
Florida Senate committee advances deregulation bills for school districts

(The Center Square) — Florida lawmakers advanced three new pieces of legislation this week designed to lessen regulatory burdens for school districts. Senate Bill 7000, which… Read More

December 15, 2023
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposing national school choice program  

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing a national school choice program, while touting the success of similar efforts in Florida.   While campaigning for president in Iowa on Friday, DeSantis said… Read More

December 13, 2023
Public Education
Florida school on probation for violating rule against male participation in female sports

(The Daily Signal) –  A Florida high school has been fined and placed on administrative probation for violating the state’s bylaws by allowing a biologically male student to participate on… Read More

December 13, 2023
Public Education
Florida middle school teacher allegedly sent $50 to 13-year-old student for nude pictures

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Police reportedly arrested a mathematics middle school teacher Friday morning at a Miami-Dade County, Florida, school for allegedly sending an underage student money for nude… Read More

December 12, 2023
Florida bill would ban high school athletes convicted of felonies

(The Center Square) – Florida lawmakers have filed a new bill that could ban high school athletes who are convicted as adults of several felonies.  Senate… Read More

November 30, 2023
Public Education
School officials removed after transgender athlete discovered on female sports team

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A Florida high school allegedly removed several staff members, including its principal, after a transgender athlete was allowed on a female sports team, according to… Read More

November 29, 2023
These states are gearing up for school choice in 2024

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – School choice is going to be a hot-button issue next year as several states are set to propose legislation expanding education options, while others are… Read More

November 27, 2023
Florida’s DeSantis signs special session bills, including school choice expansion

(The Center Square) – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed all of the bills passed this week during the Florida Legislature’s special session. The special session was called in response to several… Read More

November 17, 2023
Teen caught on video beating teacher over video game pleads guilty

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A Florida teen pleaded guilty to beating a teacher unconscious after his Nintendo Switch, a video game system, was confiscated, according to a report. In… Read More

November 1, 2023
Public Education
Florida universities must investigate student protests for criminal ‘antisemitic activities,’ chancellor says

(The Daily Signal) – Florida’s chancellor of the State University System is calling on university presidents to investigate whether pro-Palestinian student protests have included criminal “acts of antisemitism.” He said that… Read More

October 18, 2023
Public Education
Report gives Florida nation’s best overall grade for education freedom

(The Center Square) – After a legislative session where Florida lawmakers passed universal school choice, the state was recognized as the nation’s best in a recent report for its policies on… Read More

October 2, 2023
Public Education
Report finds problems with Broward school district’s $800M bond issue

(The Center Square) — A report from Florida TaxWatch has found issues with $800 million bond issue for the Broward County Public Schools that involve misappropriation of taxpayer dollars and mismanagement. … Read More

September 29, 2023
Public Education
Audit finds Lake County schools failed to report complaints to state agency

(The Center Square) – A recent report from the Florida Auditor General revealed that the Lake County District School Board failed to comply with state law when reporting complaints against… Read More

September 6, 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
Florida becomes first state to sanction Medicaid providers for covering minor transitions

(The Daily Signal) – Florida has become the first state to sanction Medicaid providers for covering the attempted gender transitions of minors. The state is fining five… Read More

August 21, 2023
Back to (what kind of) school: Education or indoctrination?

(The Daily Signal) – As millions of children return to public school, it’s a good idea to again examine what they are being taught and what is being left out. Read More

August 17, 2023