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Legislation
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
Public Education
Third-largest teachers union faces demise of its own making

(The Daily Signal) – In a frantic attempt to preserve its monopoly over the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, attorneys for the Florida union currently representing the district’s 24,000-plus teachers and support… Read More

April 5, 2024
Culture
Pro-abortion ballot initiative in Florida aims to trick voters with vague definition of ‘health’

(The Daily Signal) – A ballot initiative OK’d by the Florida Supreme Court perpetuates abortion advocates’ favored strategy of using vague definitions of “health” to expand abortion on demand. Florida… Read More

April 4, 2024
Courts
Florida Supreme Court upholds 6-week abortion ban

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The Florida Supreme Court ruled Monday that abortion is not a protected right in the state’s constitution and allowed a six-week abortion ban to take… Read More

April 2, 2024
Legislation
Florida Legislature passes bill to streamline school choice funding

The Florida Legislature passed a law revising the funding processes of the state’s various school choice programs. HB 1403 sailed through both chambers with virtually no… Read More

March 20, 2024
Public Education
NAACP tells student athletes to reconsider attending Florida colleges due to state’s anti-DEI policies

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is urging student athletes to seek higher education outside the state of Florida. “The value of Black talent is undeniable,… Read More

March 18, 2024
Legislation
Michigan law gives teachers’ unions more bargaining power  

Modern-day teachers’ unions are major political actors with multimillion-dollar budgets and agendas often unrelated to reading, writing and arithmetic.   While some states such as Florida are trying to curb the… Read More

March 15, 2024
Culture
NAACP urges students to avoid ‘anti-black’ Florida after DeSantis ends DEI

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The NAACP wrote a letter to NCAA President Charlie Baker on Monday urging black student-athletes to reconsider attending public universities in Florida after Republican Gov. Read More

March 14, 2024
Public Education
Florida university eliminates all DEI positions

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – University of Florida has fired all of its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) staff effective immediately, a spokesperson for the university told the Daily Caller… Read More

March 5, 2024
Homeschools
New York CPS targets homeschool mom, claiming educational neglect after her move to Florida

A New York school district reported a homeschool mom to Child Protective Services (CPS) after she relocated to Florida, even though she had followed all applicable laws. Before the case… Read More

March 4, 2024
Culture
Florida sheriff: Faith-based communities provide positive societal change

(The Center Square) – Positive societal change comes from the faith-based community, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a recent event with pastors organized by Citizens Defending Freedom and… Read More

February 23, 2024
Public Education
After decades of corruption Florida teachers seek new union with integrity

In Miami-Dade, the nation’s 4th-largest school district, teachers have grown so tired of their corrupt and entrenched union that most aren’t even members anymore. Under Florida law, the United Teachers… Read More

February 22, 2024
Legislation
Florida House committee approves bill to create Communism Education Task Force

(The Center Square) – Florida students could be required to learn about communism and other socio-political and economic systems after a bill advanced in a House committee on Wednesday. A… Read More

February 22, 2024
Public Education
Assistant principal says 8-year-olds should access books ‘referencing pornography and dirty magazines’

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – An assistant principal said Tuesday that 8-year-olds should be able to access books “referencing pornography and dirty magazines” during a hearing before a school board… Read More

February 19, 2024
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
A Florida school board votes to retain sexually explicit book in elementary school library

In a contentious decision, the Alachua County School Board voted 4-1 to keep the challenged book “Melissa” on the shelves of an elementary school library. The book, previously published as… Read More

February 15, 2024
Public Education
Male high schooler discovered playing girls’ sports since middle school, violating Florida law 

A biological male playing on a high school girls’ volleyball team violated Florida law, and also played on the girls’ team in middle school.  The 10th grade student at Monarch… Read More

February 14, 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
Legislation
Florida Legislature considers measure to ease the process of converting public schools to charter schools

Florida Republicans have proposed two bills that would make it easier to convert traditional public schools into charters. The companion bills, HB 109 and… Read More

February 1, 2024
Legislation
New Florida bill would fine parents for challenging more than 5 books in public schools

Florida lawmakers have introduced a bill that would fine parents and residents for challenging more than five books or instructional materials in a school year. House Bill… Read More

January 25, 2024