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On the anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, DeSantis signs a bill requiring the teaching of communism history in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed a measure that will lead to the history of communism being taught in grades as low as kindergarten.
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A federal judge blocks a Florida law that restricts teachers from using some pronouns saying it violates the First Amendment

A judge blocked enforcement of a Florida law requiring a transgender teacher to use pronouns that align with her sex assigned at birth.
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Florida Board of Education considers teacher pay

The Florida Board of Education wants to pressure local teachers' unions, amid delays in salary increases for teachers in some districts.
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Professors tout AI for students and faculty

The Florida university system’s Board of Governors hosted a discussion Tuesday about artificial intelligence, or AI.
pronouns they them

A judge will weigh Florida’s restrictions on pronouns in schools

A judge will hear a request to block part of a 2023 Florida law restricting the pronouns and titles of educators in public schools.
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Florida will develop an oversight rule for charter schools

The Florida Department of Education is preparing to develop a rule related to oversight of charter schools.
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Florida settles a lawsuit over its “Don’t Say Gay” law

The state of Florida has over its "Don't Say Gay" law that restricts teaching gender identity & sexual orientation in schools.
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Here are ten big issues from the 2024 Florida Legislative Session

The 2024 legislative session ended Friday. Here are snapshots of 10 big issues from the session like relaxing regulations on teen workers.

A bill to allow chaplains in Florida schools is ready for Ron DeSantis

Florida school districts could soon be authorized to allow volunteer chaplains to provide services to students.
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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.
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Florida Legislature passes controversial limits on teacher prep, sending the bill to Ron DeSantis

The Florida Senate gave final approval to a measure designed to keep “identity politics” out of teacher preparation programs.
The Scoop WMNF

The Scoop: Wed., March 6, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

FDOT says construction on the often-congested I-275 to I-4 interchange in Tampa is expected to be completed in 2027.

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