Governor DeSantis Approves Pay Increase for Teachers in Florida

Image by emmaws4s from Pixabay  Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, June 24 signed a bill making teacher pay increases official. The bill has been a long time coming as teachers in Florida have fought for legislation to increase the minimum wage for themselves. Despite the budget vetoes DeSantis is faced up against because of the

Governor Ron DeSantis Looks to “Fully Reopen” Florida’s Schools

Image by Ernie A. Stephens from Pixabay  Governor Ron DeSantis has called for the reopening of Florida’s K-12 schools at “full capacity” in the fall. The Florida governor made the announcement on Thursday, June 11. DeSantis announced state recommendations for a return to on-campus instruction in the upcoming school year. In his announcement, DeSantis also

Teachers Union Asks Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Keep Schools Closed Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

An empty school classroom. Photo: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com A teachers union on Tuesday, April 14 called on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to keep schools closed for the remainder of the school year. The Florida Education Association wants schools closed because the COVID-19 outbreak “presents a threat we cannot control.” Fedrick Ingram, president of the Florida

Online Classes in Florida Schools to be Offered this Summer Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

A student uses a laptop to study at school in Tampa, Florida, USA on February 6, 2019. Photo: Artsy Shot Photography/Shutterstock.com Distance learning is going to be a reality for the foreseeable future thanks to the growing concern of the spread of the coronavirus.  Schools in Florida are taking (and have taken) steps to make

South Florida Students Return to School Following Coronavirus Scare

Photo Credit: Lightspring/Shutterstock.com Thirty students and three teachers from a Palm Beach Gardens day school are back on campus after being confined to their homes for five days. The Benjamin School allowed the students and staff to return to their respective classrooms. The scare came after a student from China showed signs and symptoms of

Funding for Education Top Priority on Governor DeSantis’ To-Do List

Photo Credit:  https://www.wctv.tv/Office of Governor Ron DeSantis. Governor Ron DeSantis proposed a record $91.4 billion state budget on Monday, November 16th. This would be the new state budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The governor’s budget also includes spending an additional $1 billion on teacher raises. The proposed budget is money that would mostly go

Florida Legislature Approves ‘Family Empowerment Scholarship’

The “Family Empowerment Scholarship,” a topic of heated debated the last few weeks, has been approved by the Florida legislature.

Cost, Constitutionality Of ‘Family Empowerment Scholarship’ In Question

The cost and constitutionality of the“Family Empowerment Scholarship” is a hotly contested topic in Tallahassee and across the state.