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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...
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Weekly Roundup: Pronouns and Pedagogy. A recap and analysis of the week in Florida government and politics

A federal judge said a Florida law restricting teachers’ use of their preferred pronouns violates the First Amendment.
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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.

The Tampa 5 USF Protesters

Two young USF activists, former employee Chrisley Carpio and student Gia Davila, along with 3 other student activists associated with Tampa Students for a Democratic Society, are now facing serious felony charges for protesting Gov....
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., August 8, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Wakulla Springs hearing flooded with residents Wakulla Commissioners are pushing back a rezoning hearing to decide the fate of a controversial gas station project near Wakulla Springs to be heard. Public comment concerning the threat...
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Florida and Lake County school district seek to end their fight over the “And Tango Makes Three” library book removal

Florida education officials & a school district want a lawsuit tossed out over removal from school libraries of book “And Tango Makes Three.”
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., August 4, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Wakulla Springs faces possible development Locals are trying to protect Wakulla Springs ahead of a meeting that could jeopardize its future. Environmental advocates and Wakulla County residents are protesting proposed changes that may threaten a...
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Muslim-American advocacy group objects to “Islamaphobic” PragerU content in Florida schools

An organization that advocates for Florida’s Muslim community is calling on state education officials to reverse course on a recent decision to approve conservative PragerU video content to be shown in public schools.
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TikTok, pronouns and adult performances targeted at Florida schools

The Florida Department of Education released proposed rules outlining restrictions on “adult live performances," TikTok and pronouns.
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Florida book objection list approved

The State Board of Education on Wednesday approved a new rule that will lead to Florida officials publishing an annual list of library books and instructional materials that have drawn public objections, in a move...

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