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Education

Hillsborough County Public Schools receives $2 million

Listen: US Congress member Kathy Castor announced $2 million of grant money for Hillsborough County Public Schools at the Bowers/Whitley Building Construction Academy. The money comes from two grants: federal funds from this year and...

Florida Emancipation Day: backward motion

The Emancipation Proclamation was officially read in Florida on this day in 1865. Progress is always under threat from the extreme right wing. Florida schools are resegregating, policies against voting rights, efforts to combat global...
classroom

Transgender Hillsborough teacher can use preferred pronouns, federal judge says

Listen: In April, a federal judge ruled that a transgender Hillsborough County teacher can use her preferred pronouns. The teacher considers this a win in a state that some may consider hostile to LGBTQ educators....

Sex Is Confusing.

“It’s incredible the amount of hate I have received from people who haven’t even read my piece” Agustin Fuentes on the extraordinary response to his recent essay for Scientific American titled, “Here’s Why Human Sex...

Fire and Ice: The story of Ersula Odom, trailblazing black business owner of Sula Too

Fire and Ice Interviewed: Ersula Odom, Black Business owner of Sula Too located in the Tampa Bay Area. Ms. Odom, owner of Sula Too publishing company, is located, in the Ersula's History Shop, at 1421 Tampa...
banned books, First Amendment

Another Florida school district is sued over its removal of the children’s book “And Tango Makes Three”

A federal lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Nassau County schools to remove or restrict access to library books.
band instruments and middle school students

Arguments are set for July 1 in Florida’s fight against new federal Title IX rules

A judge will hear from Florida and other states to block a new Biden administration rule about sex-based discrimination in education programs
banned books, First Amendment

A dispute over the removal of the ‘And Tango Makes Three’ book from a Florida school district’s libraries is sent to mediation

A judge sent to mediation a lawsuit about the removal of the book “And Tango Makes Three” from Escambia County school library shelves.
Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists

WMNF earns double finalist recognition at FABJ awards in Orlando

WMNF has earned two prestigious finalist spots at the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists (FABJ) awards.
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The Scoop: Tues. May 14th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Discussion by college leaders about fostering diversity on campuses, and, join the awareness campaign during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
University of South Florida, Tampa

The Florida university system’s Chancellor balks at changes to an in-state tuition rule

Florida could dispute an upcoming federal rule for colleges to offer in-state tuition rates to students from certain Pacific islands.
FAMU

The FAMU discrimination ruling is challenged

Six Florida A&M University students have asked an appeals court to overturn a judge’s ruling that dismissed a potential class-action lawsuit.

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