Schooling takes central position in Florida’s race for governor

Revealed Aug. 29

The massive story: The 2 main occasion candidates for Florida governor left no query that training looms giant over this 12 months’s election politics with their newest strikes.

Incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has education-themed advertisements streaming throughout the web, used the advice of a grand jury as his rationale to droop 4 elected Broward County Faculty Board members, the Miami Herald stories. He changed the 4 girls, who’re registered Democrats, with 4 males — three of whom are well-known in Republican circles, the Solar-Sentinel stories. Extra from Florida Phoenix.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, the Democratic challenger, put a unique highlight on the problem as he named United Academics of Dade president Karla Hernández-Mats as his working mate. Learn extra about Hernández-Mats, the primary Hispanic chief of the Miami-Dade County lecturers union, from Florida Politics.

The 2 candidates have supplied starkly completely different messages and platforms relating to training. Learn extra right here.

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Final vote tally, after a recount, for and against a schools tax in Hillsborough County.
Remaining vote tally, after a recount, for and towards a faculties tax in Hillsborough County. [ MARLENE SOKOL | Times staff ]

Tax referendums: A recount didn’t change the result of the Hillsborough County faculty district’s failed property tax initiative. “We’ll be again in two years,” a lawyer for the district stated.

College management: A search committee really useful DeSantis ally Sen. Ray Rodrigues to grow to be the subsequent state college system chancellor, the Information Service of Florida stories.

Mental freedom: The state college system surveyed college students and workers about whether or not they really feel comfy expressing their views on campus. The response was tiny, and amongst those that took the time, majorities stated they don’t really feel pressures.

E-book challenges: The St. Johns County Faculty Board positioned some restrictions and advisories on eight library books that confronted criticism from some group members, the St. Augustine File stories.

Assist needed: The Seminole County faculty district held one other job honest over the weekend because it continues to hunt extra lecturers, bus drivers and different workers, WKMG stories. • Nassau County school-related assist personnel received raises in a tentative contract settlement, because the district continues to rent, Florida Politics stories.

New training legal guidelines: Academics throughout Florida proceed to guage how Florida’s new legal guidelines regarding the instruction of race and gender will affect the way in which they do their jobs, the NY Instances stories.

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The NASA moon rocket stands ready less than 24 hours before it is scheduled to launch on Pad 39B for the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the moon at the Kennedy Space Center, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
The NASA moon rocket stands prepared lower than 24 hours earlier than it’s scheduled to launch on Pad 39B for the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the moon on the Kennedy House Heart, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Picture/John Raoux) [ JOHN RAOUX | AP ]

Artemis is scheduled to launch Monday morning. College students in some Brevard County faculties are studying in regards to the math and science of rocket propulsion as a associated lesson, Florida As we speak stories.

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A Duval County instructor confronted accusations years in the past that she hit a scholar, which she denied. Now that any fees are dropped, the instructor is blasting the way in which the district and legislation enforcement handled her, the Florida Instances-Union stories.

Citrus County faculty cafeterias are celebrating Throwback Thursdays with meals from reminiscence lane. This previous week introduced again sq. pizza, the Citrus County Chronicle stories.

From the court docket docket … A former Palm Seashore County highschool instructor pleaded responsible to 4 counts of battery after college students accused him of inappropriately touching them, the Palm Seashore Put up stories. • A former Manatee County highschool scholar was awarded $500,000 in a lawsuit towards the district regarding a 2015 locker room assault, the Herald-Tribune stories.

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