Students improve scores on FSA exams but are still below the pre-pandemic level

FSA Exam – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Dmitry Demidovich The results are officially in and students throughout the Sunshine State improved their scores in the last year of the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA). In Palm Beach County, scores increased compared to last year on the FSA, however, they are still under pre-pandemic levels. That

The Sunshine State’s sales tax break begins this Friday

Sales Tax – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maha Heang 245789 Florida residents facing the effects of inflation will get a second opportunity to save on “freedom” beginning on Friday. Set near the Fourth of July for the second year in a row, a sales-tax holiday nicknamed “Freedom Week” will provide tax breaks on a

Florida’s new Purple Alert system will roll out in July

Missing Person Flyer – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by StockMediaSeller The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) will begin using a new alert system in July designed to help authorities locate any missing adults with developmental or mental disabilities. A year since taking effect, the new system will launch on July 1. Similar to other

All 8 Ivy League schools accept South Florida teen

Harvard University – Ivy League in Cambridge, MA – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jorge Salcedo In an astonishing feat of academic excellence, a South Florida teen has been offered admission into all eight Ivy League schools in the nation, plus seven other universities. Last fall, Ashley Adirika of Florida applied to every Ivy League

SeaWorld Orlando is offering free admission to Florida teachers

SeaWorld Entrance – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Roka SeaWorld Orlando is offering Florida teachers free unlimited admission to its parks through August 31. All certified and active K-12 Florida school teachers are encouraged to take advantage of the complimentary park admission. If interested in participating, public school teachers must pre-register online using their ID.me

Lawmakers meet to try and improve Florida’s property insurance market

Property Insurance Market – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Alexander Raths The Sunshine State has not seen a major storm in several years, but policyholders across Florida are dealing with a different kind of catastrophe. “We’re spiraling toward a collapse of the private insurance market in Florida, meaning there will be no options for Florida

Florida bill signed banning protests outside of homes

Abortion Protests – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rena Schild Protests outside of homes are now officially banned in the Sunshine State after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law banning such demonstrations. DeSantis, who is both a potential 2024 rival to Donald Trump and a Trump ally, has become a rising star

The Sunshine State approves 10 tax-free holidays for essentials like diapers and gas

Tax-Free Holiday Coming to Florida Gas – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by zedspider A variety of essential items, from gas to diapers, will be tax-free in Florida in the next couple of months thanks to a recently approved bill by Governor Ron DeSantis. According to the governor’s office, House Bill 7071 gives Florida residents 10

COVID-19 cases are suddenly on the rise again in South Florida, doctors warning of a summer surge

Broward Health Coral Springs Emergency Room COVID-19 Testing — Courtesy: Shutterstock — YES Market Media COVID-19 positive case rates are rising once again in South Florida with over 28,000 cases in the past week alone. Although there has been an increase in visits to the ER, doctors say their hospitals aren’t too stressed. According to

Regardless of recent budget surplus, Florida teachers are among the worst paid in the U.S.

Education School Teachers Teaching — Courtesy: Shutterstock — rawpixel.com TAMPA. Fl. — In a Florida political season dominated by educational arguments over everything from sexual orientation to policy and curriculum, Florida’s teacher’s union, the Florida Education Association, says teachers in the Sunshine State are still close to the bottom of the barrel for salaries. The