Non-binary Florida teacher falls victim to “Don’t Say Gay” expansion law, fired for using ‘Mx.’ title

A physics teacher at Florida Virtual School was fired last month for using a gender-neutral title in class.
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New initiative sends free banned books to Floridians

Florida is one of the top states in the nation for book bans in schools. One organization is sending banned books to Floridians for free.
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New College of Florida trustees approve $1.3 million/year contract for controversial president Richard Corcoran

New College of Florida President Richard Corcoran is set to earn up to $1.3 million per year in salary and benefits in a five-year contract.
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New College of Florida’s business plan is “not financially viable” according to a UF business school professor

UF business faculty: A business plan outlining sweeping changes at New College of Florida is “not financially viable” in its current state.
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New College alumni continue to express concern, following release of Trustee Spalding’s texts

Recently released text messages suggest New College of Florida Trustee, Matthew Spalding, coordinated efforts behind the scenes to overhaul the institution’s leadership. Alumni have said this news raises legal and ethical concerns.

Hillsborough County School Board bans “This Book Is Gay” in all middle schools

The Hillsborough County School Board has expanded a proposed book ban county-wide as it voted 4-3 to remove the book, “This Book is Gay” from all middle school library shelves in Hillsborough County as of...
This Book Is Gay is a target of some people for book banning

WMNF airs audio from Hillsborough School Board discussion of the challenged book, “This Book Is Gay” – it was banned in all district middle schools

The Hillsborough (Florida) School Board discusses a challenged book: This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson.”
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Major private school voucher expansion headed to Florida governor

A massive expansion of Florida’s school-choice programs that would make all students eligible for taxpayer-backed vouchers is headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Senate-approved bill will require universities to feature “opposing viewpoints” at campus events

A senate committee approved a proposal on Wednesday that would establish more requirements for university-sponsored speakers and events.

MidPoint: What’s Scaring Florida Media?

Journalist Ben Montgomery was fired by Axios Media for calling out a DeSantis press agent for sending out propaganda, not press releases. Why are journalists afraid to speak the truth to power?

Florida legislators on why they voted for or against HB1 – universal vouchers for private schools

A universal school voucher bill (HB 1 / SB 202) is sailing through the Florida legislature.

Florida House passes a major expansion of school vouchers

The House passed a measure that would make every Florida student eligible for taxpayer-backed school vouchers. Critics slammed the expansion.

Florida’s school book rules draw a challenge

A teachers union has filed a challenge against the state Department of Education over new rules related to school books.

Florida government requests union spending info from universities

Florida’s government continues to crack down on higher education, and the new focus is on faculty unions. State government has requested details from Florida universities on their negotiations with large unions, and more specifically, the...

USF students call for dropped charges outside State Attorney’s office

In response to 4 campus arrests earlier this month at a protest against House Bill 999, about 20 demonstrators gathered today in front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse calling for justice. [Chanting] “Justice for….Tampa 4!...

Gov. DeSantis holds roundtable attacking diversity in state universities

Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference in West Palm Beach as a bill that takes aim at diversity programs in universities is being heard in the legislature today. Florida House bill 999 prohibits fields...

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