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Six weeks in, Florida families, schools have yet to see voucher money

Tampa Bay Times 22 Sep 2023
Florida’s school voucher program expanded exponentially this year, nearly doubling in participation and getting close to $4 billion to pay for it ... “We don’t know what to do,” said Danielle Underwood, who worries about the fate of her daughter’s school ... Schools socked by Idalia face millions of dollars in repairs, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

Florida leads nation in school book bans, free speech organization says

WPTV 22 Sep 2023
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — What your kids read in school is top of mind for any parent. A new report from free speech organization PEN America shows Florida now leads the country in school book bans ... The PEN America report shows a 33% increase in book bans this past school year compared to the year before.

Ohio schools ban no books in past year; Florida bans over 1,400, study shows

Cleveland 22 Sep 2023
CLEVELAND, Ohio — More than 3,000 books were banned from school districts across the nation during the 2022-23 school year, but none of those bans occurred in Ohio ...The freedom to read is under assault in the United States — particularly in public schools — curtailing students’ freedom to explore words, ideas, and books,” the PEN study says.

State football leaving Fort Lauderdale as FHSAA announces all title games will be held in Tallahassee

Sun Sentinel 21 Sep 2023
In 2020, all the state championship games also were hosted in Tallahassee, though at Florida State University ... Before 2020, the most recent time Tallahassee had hosted the large-school title games had been in 2002 ... Tallahassee is in the Eastern time zone.

Football: FHSAA state championships heading back to Tallahassee

Florida Today 21 Sep 2023
The state football championships are heading back to Tallahassee. The Florida High School Athletic Assocation made the announcement Thursday morning that all nine classes will ...

'We call him 'Google': How FAMU veteran receiver Nick Dixon has risen through the ranks

Tallahassee Democrat 21 Sep 2023
WATCH. Nick Dixon on playing in his final season, advises teammates on spring game ... Gerald Thomas III, Tallahassee Democrat. Florida A&M Rattlers wide receiver Nick Dixon’s social media handle is 'Throw It Up to 88.' ... His reception and yardage totals through No ... Dixon, from Tallahassee and Godby High School, has stood the test of time with FAMU ... .

Effort to ban books with graphic public readings spreads in Florida

Tampa Bay Times 21 Sep 2023
The strategy of attempting to get books removed from Florida schools by reading graphic excerpts aloud at public board meetings is gaining traction among conservative and right-wing activists ... Some dads at a Tallahassee school lead a Walking School Bus to campus every month to instill greater interaction with their children, WTXL reports.

Moms Are Watching: A satirical look at public education | Sally Butzin

Tallahassee Democrat 20 Sep 2023
The school year has begun with a reported shortage of 8,000 teachers in Florida. I decided to get to the bottom of this by interviewing the principal of my neighborhood public school ... They are the ladies who show up at school board meetings in matching T-shirts with the flashlight logo ... “Another tragedy for our school.

Chiles volleyball sweep Lincoln 3-0, continue best start to a season in 5 years

Tallahassee Democrat 20 Sep 2023
Liam Rooney, Tallahassee Democrat. There is something special brewing in the gym at Lawton Chiles High School ... Ranked by the Florida High School Athletic Association as the 14th best team in the state, Chiles head coach Kaitlin Jahn credits the team's success to the consistency of her players.

Lee County school district offers $32.8M in raises for teachers

News Press 20 Sep 2023
"We advocate, we send people to meet with lawmakers here, we meet with lawmakers in Tallahassee to advocate for what is our best mission, which is to be the best public schools in the nation, in the country." ... Any change in salary would go into effect for the 2023-2024 school year.

Florida’s New College experiment continues to grab national attention

Tampa Bay Times 19 Sep 2023
People across the nation are watching as the school has turned to political operatives rather than academics to run its core operations, from the president’s office on down, Inside Higher Ed reports. US News & World Report dropped the once highly rated school by 24 places in its latest rankings, the Herald-Tribune reports ... School zones.

School choice grows in one of Florida’s hottest districts

Tampa Bay Times 18 Sep 2023
Anyone wondering how strong of a pull school choice has in Florida needs to look no further than Hillsborough County ... Yet the school system has seen its enrollment decrease by hundreds of children ... • School president Richard McCullough said it’s important not to be dependent on rankings as a measure of quality, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

University of Florida, New College, stumble in latest national rankings

Politico 18 Sep 2023
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Several Florida schools, including the flagship University of Florida and the small liberal arts college Gov ... Despite some schools dipping in the public rankings, UF improved its overall national standing by one spot and other colleges, such as Florida International University, reached the highest peaks to date.

Three questions with actress Cheryl Hines as she marks 40th Leon High reunion

Tallahassee Democrat 17 Sep 2023
Emmy-nominated actress and Tallahassee native Cheryl Hines gave the city a visit Saturday to celebrate her 40th class reunion at Leon High School and host an official launch of her new, eco-friendly, luxury brand collaboration with her daughter, Catherine Young ... How does it feel to celebrate your 40th class reunion at Leon High School?.

Florida Tech Mourns the Passing of Technology, Laser Research Technician Edward Croy

Space Coast Daily 17 Sep 2023
spent nearly 15 years at Florida Tech ... (Florida Tech image) ... Mr. Croy, an active Florida Tech employee at the time of his passing, was hired in 2009 by Mary Helen McCay, Ph.D ... Mr.Croy attended Lively Vocational Technical School (now Lively Technical College) in Tallahassee in 1978-79, where he earned an associate degree in laser electro-optics ... Clay E ... .

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