School safety measures advance in the Florida House

A Florida House panel on Wednesday approved two bills aimed at bolstering security at public schools and Jewish day schools.

Debate over whether Florida kindergarteners need to be taught about the history of communism

A Florida House panel debated a proposal to teach about the history of communism in grades as low as kindergarten.
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Bill to keep “identity politics” out of teacher-prep programs will be considered by the full Florida House

Critics of the measure, including some teachers, say it's a distraction from the Legislature taking steps to improve education.
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Learn more about these ten big issues to watch halfway through the Florida Legislative session

Florida’s annual 60-day legislative session reached its halfway point Wednesday. Here are updates on 10 big issues in the session.

The Scoop: Tue., February 6, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Hernando considers books in schools The Hernando School Board will consider three books for removal at tonight’s 6 o’clock meeting. the board is considering removing the books: The Black Friend: On Being a Better White...

MidPoint: The Florida Budget & Legislative Priorities

Analysts from the Florida Policy Institute join us to talk about the 2024 State budget and the latest pending legislation on child labor, education, criminal justice, and immigration policies. Find out what the legislature...

Corporal punishment is still a thing in some Florida schools; the Legislature is considering a requirement for parents to “opt-in”

Some of the bill’s supporters saying Florida's corporal punishment bill doesn’t go far enough in curbing the disciplinary practice.

Bill proposes changes and restrictions after disastrous school voucher rollout

Listen: A disastrous rollout left many Florida families without school voucher funds. A house bill that advanced Tuesday is seeking to make some changes. Last year, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 1, one of...

Florida Education Association speaks out about state education issues and a bill that would reduce child labor protections

The Florida Legislature is in session and Tuesday Cafe looks at the wide-ranging topic of education in Florida.
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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.
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The Florida Senate passes a scaled-back school ‘deregulation’ plan

The bill removes a requirement that high-school students pass the state’s tenth-grade English-language arts exams in order to graduate.

Florida Senate will move quickly on school ‘deregulation’

The school deregulation bills would cut “red tape” on things like testing and accountability, financial requirements and personnel decisions.

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