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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.
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.

Local Education News with Jessica Vaughn

Florida is now LAST in the nation in teacher pay, according to a recent survey reported by the National Education Association! We discussed that, the State's pre-emption of the allocation of state education funding, the...
banned books, First Amendment

DeSantis signs laws on book challenges and charter schools

More than 1,200 objections were filed to school library books last school year in Florida. A new law limits challenges by some people.
school board candidates

Hear from 2024 Hillsborough School Board candidates in District 7 (countywide)

Hear from Hillsborough School Board District 7 incumbent Lynn Gray and challengers Jen Flebotte, Johnny Bush and Karen Bendorf.
banned books, First Amendment

The Florida Legislature supports limits to book challenges

The Florida House passed a bill that includes seeking to limit school library book objections from people who don’t have children in schools.
school board

Hear from 2024 Hillsborough School Board candidates in Districts 1 and 3

Hear from incumbent Nadia Combs and challenger Julie Magill. And from incumbent Jessica Vaughn and challenger Angela Pimento Fullwood.
banned books, First Amendment

Ron DeSantis supports a bill to charge for “bad faith” book exceptions

Gov. Ron DeSantis supported a House proposal to limit “bad-faith objections” to school library books and instructional materials.

The Scoop: Wed., February 7, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Flag Bill A bill would prohibit government buildings from flying flags that represent a “political viewpoint” including any “politically partisan, racial, sexual orientation and gender, or political ideology viewpoint.” Hernando book bans The Hernando County...
banned books, First Amendment

Fees proposed for excessive challenges to school books in Florida

A Florida bill that could lead to fees for people who challenge numerous library books or learning materials.
banned books, First Amendment

A federal judge says a First Amendment lawsuit can go ahead against a Florida school district for restricting access to library books

A federal judge says a First Amendment challenge can proceed against the Escambia County School Board on access to school library books.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., December 21, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Decertification process begins for large teachers’ union Florida’s largest teachers union has failed to meet the conditions of a new state law requiring that a supermajority of members pay dues. This set in motion its decertification...

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