Student threatened to kill teacher, students at South Plantation High, police say

Florida Education News-South Florida Sun Sentinel 9/22 9:09A Angie DiMichele
The South Plantation High School student who was arrested for making written threats and disrupting a school function earlier this week sent a text to a teacher, threatening to kill her and other students, police said. The school was on lockdown...

Changes bring friction, and lawsuits, to Florida college targeted by DeSantis

Florida Education News-South Florida Sun Sentinel 9/22 6:54A Patricia Mazzei
SARASOTA — As the fall semester began at New College of Florida, a small public school known as proudly unconventional when Gov. Ron DeSantis set about overhauling it this year, new students were easy to spot. Many were recruited athletes, clad...

NSU president to step down in 2025. His successor is already set.

Florida Education News-South Florida Sun Sentinel 9/21 1:52P Angie DiMichele
After more than a decade of serving as Nova Southeastern University s president and CEO, Dr. George Hanbury will step down in January 2025, when Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Harry Moon will take over. NSU s Board of...

Book bans surged across the US in 2023. Florida was the blueprint.

Florida Education News-South Florida Sun Sentinel 9/21 11:44A Shira Moolten
The number of books banned in school districts across the U.S. reached a peak this year, a new report says, with Florida leading the way in more ways than one. The state topped the country in the number of books banned alone, representing 40% of...

Florida families say school vouchers are unpaid, causing major disruption

Florida Education News-South Florida Sun Sentinel 9/21 11:35A Jeffrey S. Solochek
Danielle Underwood is at wit’s end over the state-funded school voucher for her daughter, Aryana. “I checked my (balance) an hour ago,” Underwood said Thursday afternoon. “It was zero.” That meant her daughter’s small private school for students...

Moms for Liberty read ‘porn’ hoping to ban books in Florida

Florida Education News-South Florida Sun Sentinel 9/20 1:46P Scott Travis, Leslie Postal
Moms for Liberty, the conservative group founded in Florida and now a force in national politics, tried this week to get books pulled from school libraries by reading aloud at school board meetings...

Why Princeton? Event in Miami 9/19 5:17A
Why Princeton? Focus on Affordability  is a program hosted by our Director of Admission, Matt Alander, and our Deputy Director of Financial Aid, Silvia Rodriguez. During the event, students will hear about learning and living at Princeton, in...

Coco Gauff Makes Tennis History with Her First Grand Slam 9/18 4:12P Yara Korse, Staff Writer
At the professional level, the Grand Slam tournaments are ideal stages for athletes to showcase their talents and resiliency. For 19-year-old American Coco Gauff , she just actualized her dreams, winning her first major title at the 2023 U.S. Open...
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