Department of Education votes to prohibit LGBTQ instruction

Listen: The State Board of Education unanimously voted for a proposal that would largely prohibit instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools. Last year, the legislature and Governor DeSantis approved what critics called the “Don’t Say Gay” law. Now, the State Department of Education passed a similar proposal sponsored by Chancellor Paul… Read more »

Sarasota School Board rejects contract with consultant tied to Hillsdale College

The Sarasota County School Board voted yesterday to reject a $28,000 consulting contract with Jordan Adams, through his new consulting firm Vermillion. Nearly 80 speakers voiced concerns during an almost four-hour public comment, mostly in opposition to the hire. Adams is a former associate of Hillsdale College, which is a conservative Christian based school in… Read more »

Teachers March in St. Pete to call for union support

The Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association joined with the Pinellas educational support professionals to march from St. Petersburg City Hall to the former Tomlinson Adult Learning Center. The nearly 100 year old historic school will be repurposed for teacher workforce housing after it closed in December 2021. William Kilgore is with the St. Petersburg tenants union…. Read more »