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Public Education
This Florida county is experiencing a school choice boom

Thousands of students in one Florida county are leaving traditional public schools for charter and private schools, thanks in part to school choice options offered by the state. Hillsborough County,… Read More

September 20, 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 approves Classic Learning Test as alternative to SAT and ACT

Florida’s Board of Governors has officially approved the Classic Learning Test (CLT) for use as a college entrance exam. The 17-member board, which governs Florida’s… Read More

September 15, 2023
Christian Schools
Catholic education is growing in Florida, fueled in part by school choice

Enrollment in Catholic schools is booming in Florida at a time when half of the state’s K-12 students are being educated in a school other than their zip code-assigned public… Read More

September 8, 2023
Public Education
Clever DeSantis law sees new book removals over graphic, sexual language

A clever rule in a new Florida law forced a school district to finally remove books that contain graphic sexual language. The removal comes one year after the removal requests were… Read More

September 1, 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
Public Education
Florida may become the first state to approve classical admissions test for college

A Florida college board could make the state the first to offer a classical exam for public college admissions as an alternative to the SAT and ACT. The proposed college… Read More

August 8, 2023
Culture
Standout pitcher Zach Eflin credits faith and family during breakout season

Professional baseball pitcher Zach Eflin is enjoying a breakthrough season and credits God for sustaining him through years of challenges. Eflin, who currently pitches for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays,… Read More

August 8, 2023
Public Education
Florida teachers’ unions suffer financial blow thanks to new paycheck laws

Several teachers unions are seeing a decrease in their revenue due to a Florida law that prohibits automatic paycheck deductions, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Florida teachers unions of… Read More

July 25, 2023
Culture
Miami woman charged in vandalism of Catholic church and school

A Florida woman has been charged with a hate crime after she vandalized a local Catholic church. Alfa Illescas, a 44-year-old Miami resident, was spotted on surveillance cameras vandalizing St. Read More

June 22, 2023
Christian Schools
More families than ever are enrolling in school choice programs

School choice programs nationwide are experiencing surges of growth as parents of eligible students seek out the best education for their children. Enrollment in Indiana’s Choice… Read More

June 21, 2023
Courts
High school sports association tries to use new Florida law to dismiss suit against its alleged anti-Christian bias

The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) filed a motion asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit against alleging anti-Christian bias. In 2015, the FHSAA… Read More

June 13, 2023
Public Education
‘It’s just unacceptable’: The border crisis is overwhelming schools in some of America’s most populated cities

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The crisis at the southern border is overwhelming school systems in several metropolitan areas of the country, according to multiple reports. New York City, Miami-Dade… Read More

June 5, 2023
Courts
Pence-affiliated policy org files brief in school lawsuit that inspired Florida parental rights law

A public policy non-profit founded by former Vice President Mike Pence has filed an amicus brief in support of a family appealing their case against a Florida school district’s attempt… Read More

May 26, 2023
Public Education
Texas follows Florida in ditching diversity offices at public colleges and universities

The Texas state House voted 83-60 to get rid of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) offices at colleges and universities supported by the state. The bill, SB 17,  was passed last… Read More

May 22, 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
Legislation
DeSantis signs legislation cracking down on teachers’ unions

(Daily Caller) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law on Tuesday that bans automatic payroll deductions for teachers union dues. Under the “Employee Organizations Representing Public Employees” … Read More

May 9, 2023
Culture
Florida tops education rankings for first time ever amid education culture wars and school choice battles

(Daily Caller) – Florida has ousted New Jersey for the top spot in education rankings for the first time ever amid education culture wars and school choice battles in the… Read More

May 5, 2023
Courts, Culture
Moms for Liberty receives support from 10 state attorneys general in lawsuit against school board for restricting parents’ speech

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson filed an amicus brief with nine other AGs on behalf of Moms for Liberty, which accused a Florida school board of violating the… Read More

April 20, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Florida extends gender lessons ban from K-3 to all grades under Parental Rights law

The Florida Board of Education extended an existing ban on lessons involving gender identity and sexual orientation from K-3 to all grades in public schools. Previously the board… Read More

April 19, 2023