Non-binary Florida teacher falls victim to “Don’t Say Gay” expansion law, fired for using ‘Mx.’ title

A physics teacher at Florida Virtual School was fired last month for using a gender-neutral title in class.
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New initiative sends free banned books to Floridians

Florida is one of the top states in the nation for book bans in schools. One organization is sending banned books to Floridians for free.
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New College of Florida trustees approve $1.3 million/year contract for controversial president Richard Corcoran

New College of Florida President Richard Corcoran is set to earn up to $1.3 million per year in salary and benefits in a five-year contract.
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New College of Florida’s business plan is “not financially viable” according to a UF business school professor

UF business faculty: A business plan outlining sweeping changes at New College of Florida is “not financially viable” in its current state.
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The state of education in Florida with Hillsborough School Board member Jessica Vaughn

We speak with Jessica Vaughn, a member of the Hillsborough County School Board, about education issues in Florida.
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Most Florida schools open again after Hurricane Ian

Most Florida school districts that closed last week because of Hurricane Ian had reopened campuses by Monday.
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Florida teachers face issues like staffing shortages, cost of living and restrictive new state laws

Nancy Velardi, president of the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association, talks with WMNF about education concerns in Florida.
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Unvaccinated staff cost Pasco County school district $11 million, according to a report

The Pasco school district’s health policy is about $11 million in debt because of COVID-related claims by unvaccinated employees.
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Charlie Crist bashes DeSantis’ new COVID rule for Florida schools

US Rep. Charlie Crist slammed Gov. DeSantis' recent decision to revise COVID-19 rules & called for the removal of Florida's surgeon general.
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Children ages 12 and up can get vaccinated at these Hillsborough schools

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Hillsborough County Public Schools announced in an email Saturday that it is partnering with the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County to host seven COVID-19 vaccination...

Is there a coronavirus quarantine at my child’s Tampa Bay area school? Find out here

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Many of the school districts in the Tampa Bay area are publishing information about positive tests for coronavirus among students, teachers or staff at schools or in...

Putting more police in Florida schools is hurting students, study finds

A new study from the University of Florida and the ALCU claims that increased policing in schools has not made schools any safer and might be doing more bad than good. The mass shooting and...

Judge’s order against Florida’s mandate to reopen schools is back in effect; Hillsborough School Board holds emergency meeting Friday morning

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources On Thursday a judge lifted a stay on his ruling against Florida’s order for schools to open to in-person instruction this month. On its Facebook page, the...

Hillsborough Schools set to reopen online, add in-person learning Aug. 31 despite COVID-19 concerns

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Caving to financial threats from the Florida Department of Education, Hillsborough Schools will now start the school year with only one week of virtual classes before transitioning...
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Pinellas teachers rally again to keep online learning until it’s safe to reopen schools

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Local school districts are trying to figure out how to start the school year in the midst of a raging coronavirus pandemic. The Tampa Bay Times reports...
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Are Florida parents and teachers being asked to sign coronavirus waivers?

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Florida has again broken its record with 173 reported coronavirus deaths over the last day. The state health department reported Thusday that there were more than 10,200...

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