Michael Igel, Chair of the Florida Holocaust Museum discusses his family’s own Holocaust experiences, the importance of Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust education in the age of “Stop Woke,” the rise of anti-Semitism… again, how to address it, and more.
No Advanced Placement studies in Florida so far
Fallout from the blocking of AP African American studies in Florida which is being tested in 60 schools across the U.S. More discussion on the environment.
Big changes coming to school attendance boundaries?
Hillsborough County schools’ attendance boundaries are likely to change. Some schools may be repurposed and students reassigned to different schools and the public isn’t happy with the proposed changes.
Florida accused of violating judge’s order in “Stop WOKE” case
Plaintiffs accuse Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration of violating a judge’s order that blocked parts of the Stop WOKE law from being enforced.
New College alumni and UFF push back after DeSantis appoints 6 Trustees
The President of United Faculty of Florida & a New College of Florida alumnus slam Governor DeSantis for appointing 6 conservative Trustees.
Picks by DeSantis could lead to changes at New College of Florida
Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed six new members to the New College of Florida Board of Trustees, which could radically change the public college.
DeSantis wants Florida colleges and universities to list resources they are putting into activities on diversity, equity and inclusion and critical race theory
Gov. Ron DeSantis wants state colleges and universities to explain resources they are putting into activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion and critical race theory.
A judge is poised to hear a case on the fight over Florida’s ‘Intellectual Freedom’ law
A federal judge will consider the constitutionality of a Florida law requiring “intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity” surveys on state college campuses.
Florida Senate President points to possible expansion of “Don’t Say Gay” education law
The Florida Senate President signaled support for a potential expansion of Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” law.
Hillsborough County teachers warn teacher shortage could grow worse as a pay dispute continues
As Hillsborough County public schools report hundreds of instructional vacancies, teachers are appealing the school board, amid a staffing shortage they warn could grow worse in the months to come if concerns about pay and working conditions aren’t adequately addressed. The Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association (HCTA), representing thousands of school staff in Hillsborough County, is… Read more »
The state of education in Florida with Hillsborough School Board member Jessica Vaughn
We speak with Jessica Vaughn, a member of the Hillsborough County School Board, about education issues in Florida.
Judge blocks Florida’s Stop WOKE law on race-related instruction
A federal judge blocked Florida’s “positively dystopian” Stop WOKE law that restricts how race can be taught in universities.
Pinellas County School Board approves new contract raising teacher pay, starting salary to $50k
After months of negotiations, the Pinellas County School Board unanimously approved a new contract agreement on Tuesday that delivers pay raises for over 7,000 teachers and instructional staff in Pinellas County public schools, as well as more paid planning days, supplements, and one-time bonuses for longtime educators. “This is a great day for Pinellas County… Read more »
A Florida tenure review regulation for university professors advances; it includes a “Stop WOKE” provision
Florida higher education officials gave initial approval to a tenure-review regulation for university professors based on the Stop WOKE law.
Opponents revamp their challenge to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” education law
Parents and others have filed a revised lawsuit after a federal judge tossed out a challenge to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” education law.
University tenure review could be tied to Florida’s “Stop WOKE” law on race instruction
A Florida law to restrict the way race-related topics can be taught could factor into a new tenure-review process for university professors.
Trustees unanimously choose Ben Sasse as the University of Florida president
The University of Florida Board of Trustees unanimously approved U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse as the panel’s pick to be the UF’s next president.
Ben Sasse as lone presidential finalist draws a no-confidence vote from the UF Faculty Senate
The University of Florida’s Faculty Senate has no confidence in a search process in which Sen. Ben Sasse was the sole finalist to lead UF.
Florida teachers in Sarasota, DeSoto, Hardee, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties will get Hurricane Ian disaster relief
Teachers in six counties hit hard by Hurricane Ian are slated to receive $2 million from the Florida Disaster Fund.
The graduate assistants union at the University of Florida opposes Ben Sasse as the lone finalist for UF president
We speak with the co-president of the UF Graduate Assistants United union, which opposes Ben Sasse being the only finalist for UF president.