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Florida lawmakers look to curb public school student absenteeism

20.9 percent of students in Florida public schools missed 21 or more school days during the 2021-2022 academic year.
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Tampa Bay superintendents defend public education, criticize controversial voucher program

Listen: As Florida gained national attention for its sweeping legislation on K-12 Education, Tampa Bay superintendents spoke out on how they are tackling issues, including Florida’s controversial voucher program, in their respective counties. Pasco County...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

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...

Florida House is set to approve requirement for public school districts to share tax revenue with charter schools

The Florida House could pass a measure that would require school districts to share local property-tax revenue with charter schools.

Democrats fear for public schools as Senate bill advances

A controversial bill advanced in a Senate subcommittee Thursday that will divert some public school funds to charter schools.
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Florida Legislature advances plan to divert construction money from public schools to charter schools

A proposal to require school districts to share local property-tax revenue with charter schools will be considered by the Florida House.
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Hillsborough County teachers union reaches tentative deal with the district, says it’s time to fully fund education

The Hillsborough County teachers union calls on the state legislature to refund education, after reaching a tentative deal with the district.

MidPoint: Florida Legislature and the War on Teachers

The Florida Constitution provides that all children are guaranteed a quality public education, but the Florida legislature is undermining that guarantee with education policies that drive more children to private and charter schools for profit...

Activists warn Florida is becoming unsafe for LGBTQ youth

 Following the passage of the ‘Parents Bill of Rights’, activists in Florida warn the state is becoming unsafe for LGBTQ youth. LISTEN: Republican Senator Kelli Stargel might’ve quashed her own bill banning transgender girls...

Teachers and allies “Walk-In” to support Florida public schools

At hundreds of public schools across Florida Wednesday morning teachers gathered before school started with students, staff and parents to draw attention to how the Florida Legislature is under-funding public education. It was organized by...

Why are Florida’s Public Schools Having Budget Problems?

Radioactivity Wednesday 8 30 17 Why are Florida’s Public Schools Having Budget Problems? Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Facing budget problems the Hillsborough School District is in the process of eliminating about...

A Brave Man on Life Elsewhere

Nicholson Baker is a brave man. He knew what he was getting himself into. He went ahead anyway. The hardest part was getting his fingerprints taken. “I’m a writer,” he says, “I bash away on...

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