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Politics

Florida legislative Democrats look to 'long game' to rebuild

Democrats hold just 35 of 120 House seats and 12 of 40 Senate seats, putting them in the super-minority in both chambers.

Policy

Thousands of Florida students involuntarily committed under state law, panel told

School districts report amount of students taken to facilities because of incidents on campuses, school transportation or school-sponsored activities.

Personality

Nebraska U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse confirmed as University of Florida president

State officials approved a five-year compensation contract for Sasse that includes a $1 million base salary.

Policy

Professors' tenure review could be tied to Florida's new race instruction law

The proposal lays out criteria that would be included in evaluations and makes clear that compliance with the race-related law would be considered.

Policy

Florida Board of Education OKs new regulation on school bathroom, locker room use

The roughly 40 people who signed up to speak were sharply divided, with some characterizing it as a way to provide transparency and others describing it as being potentially harmful to LGBTQ students.

Politics

Neal Dunn, Al Lawson divided on the issues in congressional candidate forum

Both men are incumbents, but redistricting left them running for the same North Florida seat.

Policy

Florida Sen. Ray Rodrigues tapped to lead state's public university system

He wants to 'provide the highest quality education at the most affordable price, with degrees that lead to employment,' Rodrigues said at a State University System Board of Governors meeting.

Policy

Florida Gov. DeSantis touts teacher proposals amid statewide shortage

The governor teased legislation aimed at recruiting retired law-enforcement officers, paramedics and firefighters who have bachelor’s degrees.

Politics

Ray Rodrigues among those who have applied to lead Florida's public university system

The state Board of Governors is seeking a replacement for retiring Chancellor Marshall Criser, who has held the position since 2014.

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Policy

Schools scramble to fill vacant teacher, staffing slots

Florida counties are advertising positions and exploring creative options to fill vacancies

Policy

Federal judge weighs businesses’ challenge to Gov. Ron DeSantis' 'Stop WOKE' Law

A group of businesses and a consultant filed a lawsuit in June challenging the measure’s constitutionality. Among other things, it restricts the way businesses can address race-related concepts.

Policy

Florida's education commissioner tells public schools to ignore federal guidance on gender identity, sexual orientation

Diaz’s letter was an extension of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to bar what he calls 'woke gender ideology' from classrooms.

Personality

'Putting parents and students first': Diaz on being Florida's next education commissioner

'I’m not shy about the fact that I believe in (school) choice,' the outgoing Republican state senator said in an interview with City & State Florida