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Florida education board will weigh high school athlete pay for NIL

The Florida Board of Education will consider allowing high-school athletes to be compensated for such things as NIL endorsement deals.
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Florida teachers union reacts to state’s Board of Education meeting

The state’s largest teacher’s union said the Florida Board of Education blames teachers for what’s wrong with public schools.  Andrew Spar is president of the Florida Education Association. He spoke in a Zoom webinar following...

St. Petersburg College proposes three new degree programs

They are B.S. degrees in cardiopulmonary sciences and secondary English education and a bachelor of applied science degree in digital media.
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Federal judge rejects a challenge to Florida’s controversial law on transgender athletes

A federal judge has rejected a challenge to a Florida law banning transgender female students from playing on women’s and girls’ sports teams.
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The Scoop: Thurs., October 19, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Pinellas beach restoration Hurricane Idalia caused major destruction to Pinellas County beaches. The emergency beach restoration project is projected to cost upwards of 20 million dollars.   Dredging in Puerto Rico A proposed dredging project...
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The Scoop: Tues., October 10, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Desnatis criticizes Palestine support On Sunday, hundreds gathered in Tampa to show support for the people of Palestine. However, Governor DeSantis took to social media to call the demonstrations abhorrent.   Controversial textbook approved The...
banned books, First Amendment

First Amendment advocates urge a judge to reject dismissal of their lawsuit against Escambia County for removing books from school libraries

Plaintiffs contend Escambia County violated First Amendment and equal-protection rights in removing 10 books from school library shelves.
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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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The Scoop: Tues., August 1, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Dash ride-hailing service coming to Tampa The Tampa Downtown Partnership announced a new ride service funded by existing revenue sources beginning in October. This announcement comes a couple of years after the Downtowner service was...
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Black lawmakers seek changes to Florida’s “shameful and disgusting” education standards

Members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus are asking state education officials to revise new African-American history standards.
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The Scoop: Thurs., July 27, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Former senator wants veto accountability A former state senator is calling for more accountability in the veto process after Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill that got rare bipartisan support. Firefighters struggle to live in...

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