California voters will decide in November whether governments and public colleges and universities can consider race in their hiring, contracting and admissions decisions, possibly ending affirmative action rules. The state Senate voted 30-10 on Wednesday to repeal that amendment, which still requires the approval of voters in November. Sen. ScottContinue Reading

As the education system continues to evolve in the post-pandemic world, iCode will bring their specialized computer science and coding platform to Tampa, seeking for franchisees. Coding and computer science ed gives students not only the technical abilities to succeed in jobs down the line, but also develops cognitive flexibilityContinue Reading

Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL) today commended Governor Ron DeSantis for signing HB 7067, a bill that gives educational freedom to almost 30,000 new students a year through enrollment in Florida’s Family Empowerment Scholarship Program. This represents a full 400% increase in parents and their children given the right to decideContinue Reading

Polk County schools are planning now for a fall reopening. Over 30,000 parents responded to a Polk County survey to integrate with the district’s task force. “We see a strong sense for students to return to some sense of normalcy,” said Michelle Townley, interim assistant superintendent of curriculum. “This hasContinue Reading

Former Florida House Rep. Larry Ahern filed to run against Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long Wednesday for the at-large District 1 seat representing northeast and mid-Pinellas. Ahern brings name recognition to the race to challenge the incumbent Democrat, serving Florida’s 66th District in northwestern Pinellas County from 2012 to 2018. He also served in Florida’sContinue Reading

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced plans for Florida’s K-12 public schools to reopen at full capacity in the fall. “Having a teacher there, there just isn’t going to be a substitute for that in-person instruction,” he said. Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said that’s the recommendation being made to local schoolContinue Reading

NEWS TALK with Brandon & Bob debuted this week and Robert Herriman, editor-in-chief of Outbreak News Today broke down a new story proposing the ban on homeschooling with Brandon Jones. Herriman reads portions of the article as Brandon refutes the security argument of public education before sharing his personal experienceContinue Reading

Hillsborough County Superintendent Addison Davis outlined a plan Tuesday to reduce management positions and centralize authority, eliminating 129 district jobs and trimming $7.5 million in payroll. Davis said he would create a “Transformational Network” to focus on improving 29 D and F-rated schools. The new grouping would replace the district’sContinue Reading

We turn on the faucet and clean water flows. Most of us don’t give it much thought. But for civil engineers, urban planners, developers, and other professionals, maintaining a reliable water supply takes expertise, planning and constant vigilance. A water-resilient city must be prepared to address a wide range ofContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Education on Friday released school grades for more than 3,000 schools across the state with the bad news that the overall number of schools with “A” grades declined, according to the report. The Florida Standards Assessment introduced a more difficult grading system a few years ago and schools haven’tContinue Reading

Florida Education Association (FEA) President Joanne McCall issued this statement today: “Donald Trump’s call to eradicate the Department of Education would have devastating consequences to our nation’s students — especially in Florida. From providing childcare subsidies to hardworking families-in-need to assisting more than half a million of Florida’s students eachContinue Reading