DeSantis Keeps Promise, Launches Education Agenda for School Board Candidates

DeSantis Keeps Promise, Launches Education Agenda for School Board Candidates

On Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis launched an education agenda focused on influencing local school board races in the 2022 election cycle. Titled “The DeSantis Education Agenda: Putting Students First, Protecting Parents’ Rights,” the policies focus on issues related to student success, parental rights and curriculum transparency. According to the website, “The DeSantis Education Agenda is […]

DeSantis Explains His Response to Disney’s ‘Ridiculous Course of Action’

DeSantis Explains His Response to Disney’s ‘Ridiculous Course of Action’

During a recent interview with David Rubin, Governor DeSantis explained his actions related to Disney’s opposition to the Parental Rights in Education bill. DeSantis told Rubin that early in the 2022 Florida legislative session he became aware that activists would be pushing a false narrative about the Parental Rights in Education legislation around the “Don’t Say Gay” […]

Florida’s 3rd Grade Reading Scores Show Troubling Trend

Florida’s 3rd Grade Reading Scores Show Troubling Trend

Florida’s latest third-grade reading scores report has shown only one-quarter of students are able to read proficiently. The latest numbers from the Florida Department of Education were released recently, numbers which indicate students are struggling across the state, based on their performance on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). The state education department defines “proficiently” as scoring a four or […]

DeSantis Signs School-Safety Changes

DeSantis Signs School-Safety Changes

By Ryan Dailey, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Two weeks after a deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, reignited debates about gun violence and securing schools, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday that will require mental-health “crisis intervention” training for on-campus officers. The measure also will make other school-safety changes, including giving […]

Florida Democrat Anna Eskamani Blames ‘Pro-Life Politicians’ for Texas School Shooting

Florida Democrat Anna Eskamani Blames ‘Pro-Life Politicians’ for Texas School Shooting

Florida Democrat House member Anna Eskamani was quick to politicize the mass shooting that took place Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where reports indicate that 19 students and two teachers were killed. Eskamani tweeted out at 4:34 p.m. on Tuesday, “All these ‘pro-life’ politicians don’t seem to give a damn about our kids […]

Three Charged in 2020 ‘Ghost Candidate’ Case

Three Charged in 2020 ‘Ghost Candidate’ Case

The News Service of Florida A 2020 Florida Senate candidate and two political operatives, including the chairman of the Seminole County Republican Party, were charged Tuesday after an investigation into alleged campaign-finance violations. The State Attorney’s Office in the 18th Judicial Circuit said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducted the investigation that centered on […]

Property Insurance Changes Aimed at Stabilizing Market

Property Insurance Changes Aimed at Stabilizing Market

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers began moving forward Monday with a plan to try to bolster the state’s troubled property-insurance market, but homeowners shouldn’t expect immediate relief from soaring premiums. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the plan (SB 2-D) on the first day of a special legislative session […]

1 2 3 56