The Scoop: Thurs. June 20th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Tropical Storm Alberto makes landfall today and the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance near the Bahamas.
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Pasco County Schools are providing free meals for students this summer

Pasco County Schools’ will be providing free meals to students this summer, this will be begin on June 3rd.
banned books, First Amendment

A dispute over the removal of the ‘And Tango Makes Three’ book from a Florida school district’s libraries is sent to mediation

A judge sent to mediation a lawsuit about the removal of the book “And Tango Makes Three” from Escambia County school library shelves.
banned books, First Amendment

Ron DeSantis supports a bill to charge for “bad faith” book exceptions

Gov. Ron DeSantis supported a House proposal to limit “bad-faith objections” to school library books and instructional materials.

School safety measures advance in the Florida House

A Florida House panel on Wednesday approved two bills aimed at bolstering security at public schools and Jewish day schools.
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The Florida House will consider a bill to allow ‘patriotic organizations’ to visit schools

A bill allowing certain “patriotic organizations” to talk with Florida public school students is ready for consideration by the state House.
banned books, First Amendment

A federal judge says a First Amendment lawsuit can go ahead against a Florida school district for restricting access to library books

A federal judge says a First Amendment challenge can proceed against the Escambia County School Board on access to school library books.
Education school superintendents

School superintendents from Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco weigh in on vouchers, cell phones and removing books from schools

We hear from the school superintendents from Pinellas (Kevin Hendrick), Pasco (Kurt Browning) and Hillsborough Counties (Van Ayres).

Florida private school vouchers have expanded so lawmakers are looking for more organizations to administer them

The Florida Legislature is looking at bringing in more funding organizations for private school vouchers, also called scholarships.
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Music program proposed for Florida middle schools

A Florida bill would supplement middle school science, technology, engineering and math education with “music-based” learning materials.
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What would school “deregulation” mean in Florida? Bills point to eliminating some testing, diploma requirements and recess

Bills aimed at reducing regulations on public schools began moving forward Wednesday in a Florida Senate committee.

Florida lawmakers suggest ways to remove some regulations on school

Florida lawmakers are looking at ways to remove some regulations for public schools in the state.

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