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Challenger Mucarsel-Powell surges in U.S. Senate poll, closing in on Rick Scott

Florida Education News-South Florida Sun Sentinel 6/12 5:18A Anthony Man
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is in a tighter-than-expected contest with his leading Democratic challenger, former U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. A Florida Atlantic University Poll released Wednesday shows Scott with support from 45% of likely...

Florida teachers will get $1.25 billion in state-allocated raises, DeSantis says

Florida Education News-South Florida Sun Sentinel 6/10 6:41A Scott Travis
Florida teachers will get a raise this year, even if their school district is facing a tough budget year. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday that the state budget will include $1.25 billion for teacher raises, which he said is nearly $250 million...

As FAU prepares to search for new president again, some remain concerned

Florida Education News-South Florida Sun Sentinel 6/9 10:10P Scott Travis
After being forced to end a controversial search last year for a new president, Florida Atlantic University is ready to try again. The head of the FAU s board of trustees vows this will be a fresh start for the university, following a search last...

Rounding Numbers to the Nearest 10 and 100 Activities

Teaching in the Heart of Florida 6/9 8:00P Rissa
By Rissa Hanneken , UPDATED June 10, 2024 Why are rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100 activities so challenging for our 3rd graders? Every year, I noticed many of my students struggled with...

Florida parents file federal suit over law on objecting to books in schools

Florida Education News-South Florida Sun Sentinel 6/6 9:36A Dara Kam
TALLAHASSEE — Three parents on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit challenging a controversial 2023 Florida law that increased scrutiny of school-library books and instructional materials, alleging the process for removing books unconstitutionally...

Florida Supreme Court weighs UF campus shutdown case

Florida Education News-South Florida Sun Sentinel 6/5 6:30A Jim Saunders
TALLAHASSEE — In one of numerous similar lawsuits in Florida and across the country, the state Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed whether a University of Florida graduate student could seek to require the school to refund money for services that...

Mom of Monarch High transgender athlete is recommended for firing

Florida Education News-South Florida Sun Sentinel 6/4 7:23A Scott Travis
The mom of a transgender student at the center of a controversy involving Monarch High s volleyball team could be fired this month from her job at the school. The fate of Jessica Norton, an information management specialist at the Coconut Creek...

FAU is readying to start a new presidential search

Florida Education News-South Florida Sun Sentinel 6/3 6:47A News Service Of Florida
Florida Atlantic University is preparing to launch a new presidential search, after a previous search was called off last year by state higher-education officials. The FAU Board of Trustees is slated during a meeting Tuesday to take early steps...
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