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Armed ‘guardians’ could be coming to Broward schools

Scott Travis Sun Sentinel June 12, 2018 Armed security guards are likely to be added at Broward County schools this fall in order...


POLL POINTS TO TROUBLE FOR MANY BALLOT PROPOSALS

Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of Florida June 11, 2018 Only four of the 13 state constitutional amendments on the November ballot have enough voter support....


Douglas Panel Looks For Ways to Bolster School Safety

Nathalie Sczublewski News Service of Florida June 8, 2018 SUNRISE --- The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission met Thursday as it continued reviewing events surrounding...


SCHOOL OFFICIALS QUESTION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of Florida June 7, 2018 TALLAHASSEE --- More than 7,300 Florida public school students who are subject to bullying or violence are expected to participate in the first year of the new “Hope Scholarship” program...


This student wrote about racism at an elite Miami school. Her essay crashed the website.

By Colleen Wright Miami Herald June 6, 2018 Tiana Headley kept track of how many times she and her black classmates at MAST Academy Virginia Key heard non-black students use the N-word and make other racist comments...


State Objects to ‘Framers’ Playing Role in Schools Battle

News Service of Florida June 1, 2018 Attorneys for the state objected Friday to a proposal by 10 members of the 1998 Constitution Revision Commission to file a brief....


Supreme Court Weighs Judge’s Facebook Friendship

Jim Turner News Service of Florida May 30, 2018 TALLAHASSEE --- The Florida Supreme Court is poised next week to take up a case that poses a question for the age of social media: What does it mean to be a Facebook friend?


Publix suspends political contributions as David Hogg ‘die-ins’ begin

Kyle Arnold and Mark Skoneki Orlando Sentinel May 25, 2018 Publix is facing pressure for its support of Adam Putnam, candidate for governor....


Third-grade reading scores on FSA exam fall in 2018

Leslie Postal Orlaond Sentinel May 25, 2018 Florida third graders in 2018 did worse on the key state reading exam than counterparts last year, a trend....


Backroom Briefing: Putting them on the Board

Jim Turner News Service of Florida May 24, 2018 TALLAHASSEE --- Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, and Rep. Nicholas Duran, D-Miami, didn’t get the special legislative session they wanted to address school funding...


Storm Brews with Hurricane Season on Horizon

Jim Turner News Service of Florida May 24,2018 TALLAHASSEE --- As Florida braces for heavy rains and potential flooding from a system churning Thursday over the southeastern Yucatan Peninsula....


Janitor threatened to bring gun to Osceola school, said his ‘mind is not right,’ deputies say

Michael Williams Orlando Sentinel May 23, 2018 A janitor at an Osceola County middle school is facing a felony charge after deputies say he threatened to bring a weapon to school and attack his co-workers...


Opinion: No picket signs in Florida. Use ballots to help schools.

Randy Schultz Sun-Sentinel May 23, 2018 Teachers in five states have walked out in recent weeks. Would a strike happen in Florida? Probably not...


Principal whose daughter was killed at Stoneman Douglas blasts school district

Scott Travis Sun-Sentinel May 23, 2018 A principal who lost her daughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High accused the school district Tuesday of lacking.....


Orange County commissioners OK school request to put renewal tax on Aug. 28 ballot

Stephen Hudak Orlando Sentinel May 23, 2018 Orange Public School officials say the renewal tax is essential. It would make up for what, with inflation factored in, they say has been a decrease in state funding...


 

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