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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...
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State House reps demand answers on delayed school vouchers

Many Florida families still have not received private school vouchers promised to them after House Bill 1 was signed into law last year.
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The Scoop: Mon., November 20, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Superintendents address education guidelines 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...
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The Scoop: Tues., November 7, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Police seek witnesses Tampa Police released a video that shows several people they say may have been involved in the mass shooting in Ybor City. Police have charged one suspect. You can submit tips at...
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School voucher expansion bills set for Florida special session

The Florida House and Senate released proposals that could lead to more students receiving school vouchers.

The State of Our State’s Public Education Today

What is the state of public education in Florida today, with Norin Dollard, Senior Policy Analyst / Florida KIDS COUNT Director, Florida Policy Institute, and Damaris Allen, Executive Director of Families for Strong Public...
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The Scoop: Tues., October 31, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Hydrogen energy in Florida A new end-to-end green hydrogen system is coming to Florida. If all goes to plan, it’s set to be the first demonstration project in the nation to successfully create clean energy...
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The Scoop: Tues., September 26, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

FL congressional map trial A federal trial over the constitutionality of Florida’s congressional map gets underway this morning in Tallahassee. Civil rights groups and voters argue that the map was intentionally drawn to discriminate based...
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The Scoop: Fri., September 15, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

COVID-19 on the rise Florida has the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the nation. This comes as hospitalization rates rise across the country.   Nonprofit’s lease to expire A nonprofit that provides services to migrant...

A report details the growth of private school vouchers in Florida

Nearly 123,000 new students have received private-school vouchers after state lawmakers passed a major expansion of voucher programs.
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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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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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