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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Group seeks information on Florida school voucher expansion

A non-profit group calls for information from the Florida Department of Education about how many additional private schools are accepting vouchers after a massive expansion of voucher programs took effect in July.

FGCU raises student housing costs

The Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees approved raising student on-campus housing costs by 5 percent a year over four years.
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College faculty are leery of coming to Florida because of changes to higher education in the state, according to a survey

A new survey of higher education faculty members in four states including Florida found concerns about the climate of higher ed in Florida.
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The Scoop: Mon., September 11, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

  Florida Automated Vehicles Summit The Florida Automated Vehicles Summit took place in Downtown Tampa last week. The conference is a look ahead to the future of transportation.   The future of abortion The Florida...

Probe into “anomalies” in search for a new FAU president hits ‘delays’

A state investigation into “anomalies” in Florida Atlantic University’s search for a new president has been delayed.
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Escambia School Board seeks to move a lawsuit alleging it violated the First Amendment by restricting access to the book “And Tango Makes Three”

The Escambia County School Board asked to move a lawsuit about access in school libraries to the children’s book “And Tango Makes Three.”
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The Scoop: Wed., September 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Inmate faces lethal injection Inmate Michael Duane Zack is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on October 3rd. His attorneys have now approached the Florida Supreme Court.   Tampa tax hike rejected...

Episode 19: Earnest Coney Chief Executive of CDC of Tampa

CDC of Tampa is a social service organization that is responsible for making society better by providing skills for the modern workforce, real estate for low to affordable housing, and youth programs.  This CDC organization...

Episode 20: Drew Ware owner of CEO Experience/The Ultimate Networking for Entrepreneurs’ Events

If your business needs resources; loans, networking, and collaboration with other businesses you should be there at the CEO Experience events.   CEO Experience event has keynote speakers from the business community local and state.

Fight in Florida over the children’s book “And Tango Makes Three” widens

A First Amendment fight about access in school libraries to the children’s book “And Tango Makes Three” now incudes the Escambia County school system.
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Kathleen Passidomo targets what she calls ‘excessive regulations’ on Florida schools

Passidomo highlighted steps to take "the first step towards reducing onerous and excessive regulations” on public schools.
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Florida officials pass new rule requiring restroom use based on biological sex in state colleges

Florida education officials voted to approve rule requiring students and employees to use bathrooms corresponding to sex assigned at birth.

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