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 Public School Students Now Required To Take Mental Health Classes

Public school students across the state will soon be taking mental health courses as part of a new requirement that Florida’s education leader is calling a “life saver.”

Advocacy Groups Call For Stop To Creation Of Student Database Aimed At Spotting School Shooters

A coalition of more than 30 advocacy groups have penned a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis urging him to stop the creation of a student database aimed at spotting school shooters.

Florida Department Of Education Could Call Out Schools Lacking Armed Security Guards

The Florida Department of Education is taking aim at schools without armed security guards after a survey revealed 200 schools are not complying with state law that mandates the safety measure.

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.

Florida Teachers Push For Increased School Funding With Statewide ‘Walk-Ins’

Teachers at almost 400 schools across 40-plus Florida counties participated in “walk-ins” aimed at pressuring lawmakers to increase school funding.

State’s Education Department Launches Website Asking For Public Input On New Testing Standards

The department launched a standards review portal where anyone with a vested interest in Florida’s public school curriculum can share their thoughts.