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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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Magistrates could weigh school book disputes in Florida; State backs Escambia Board in book fight

Florida education officials approved rules that could help set the stage for special magistrates to hear disputes about objections to books.
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Bill by a Democratic state representative seeks a minimum $65K teacher pay in Florida

A House Democrat on Tuesday filed a bill for the 2024 legislative session that seeks to raise teachers’ minimum base salaries to $65,000.
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Escambia School Board seeks to end a lawsuit over its book removals

The Escambia County School Board urged a judge to toss out a lawsuit challenging the removal or restriction of books in school libraries.
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The Scoop: Fri., August 18, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Sextortion in Tampa Bay The FBI Tampa Field Office has seen an increase in sextortion cases targeting teenage boys. Both the FBI and the St Petersburg Police Department are encouraging victims to come forward.  ...
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Judge tosses out a legal challenge to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” education law

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging Florida's 2022 Parental Rights in Education law that restricts teaching gender identity.
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The Scoop: Thurs., August 17, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Lawsuit filed against limiting college instruction Students, professors, and supporters of New College filed a lawsuit against the University System of Florida’s Board of Governors and the New College Board of Trustees over a law...
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The Scoop: Fri., August 11, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Gender studies at New College of Florida Gender studies could be phased out at New College of Florida beginning in 2024. A motion to start that process passed at a New College Board of Trustees...
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The Scoop: Thurs., August 10, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Orange County prosecutor suspended Orange County State Attorney Monique Worrell railed against Gov. Ron DeSantis in a press conference yesterday. DeSantis accused Worrell of “neglect of duty and incompetence”. U.S. Rep. Maxwell Frost, whose district...
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School districts grapple with Florida’s AP course confusion

School districts around Florida are taking a patchwork of approaches to a college-credit psychology course, amid a dustup between Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration and the College Board.
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College Board says Florida has “effectively banned” its AP psychology course

Florida’s restrictions on instruction about sexual orientation & gender identity have “effectively banned” an AP psychology course.

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