In 2022, the Florida Lottery raised over $2.3 billion for education initiatives

Florida Lottery – Scratch-off ticket counter — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: The Toidi In the fiscal year 2021–2022, the Florida Lottery stated that it transferred $2.3 billion to the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF). This is the second year in a row that contributions to education have topped $2 billion in a single

Public universities in Florida have the lowest cost of education in the country

Students walk to classes to pursue their education at the University of South Florida college campus quad in Tampa, Florida, USA on January 15, 2020. Photo and Caption: Leigh Trail/Shutterstock.com Over the last four years, the Florida education system has maintained tuition levels while ensuring Florida’s higher education system is the best in the country.

As Florida navigates new book law, Sarasota declines dictionary donations

Sarasota County Declining Book Donations – Image Shows Library Books in Bookshelves – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maxx-Studio A school district located in southwestern Florida has hit headlines for declining a donation of dictionaries because of a freeze on new books in its classrooms and libraries. That freeze is temporarily in place while officials

Wawa offers free any size hot coffee and fountain drinks for teachers and administration every day in August as part of their “Cheers to Classrooms” campaign in Florida

View of a Wawa coffee – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by EQRoy The Sunshine State will once again host a month-long “Cheers to Classrooms” celebration from August 1 through August 31 thanks to Wawa, Inc. “Cheers to Classrooms” will honor the educators, mentors, and role models that comprise our community’s school staff and administration.  “As

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

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

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

Lawmakers pushing Florida high school diplomas to require financial literacy

Financial Literacy — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Monthira Florida lawmakers are considering making a financial literacy course a requirement for high school graduation as more states look to improve the younger generation’s understanding of how to manage their personal finances. A bipartisan bill making its way through the Florida House of Representatives would require high school

Thousands of teachers & students absent amid Omicron surge

FL schools dealing with Omicron outbreak — Courtesy: Shutterstock — FamVeld Schools in Florida are reporting loads of absences among students and teachers this week, a sign that the highly transmissible Omicron variant is already interrupting the new semester. With COVID-19 cases skyrocketing throughout the Sunshine State, Gov. Ron DeSantis has pledged to keep schools