A Leon County circuit judge has rejected arguments by teacher unions that a controversial 2018 education law violates collective-bargaining rights and improperly singles out teachers among public employees.
Jacksonville At Large Group 4 City Councilman Matt Carlucci is in the process of lining up co-sponsors for his non-binding resolution calling on the council to let voters decide whether members on the Duval County Public Schools Board should be appointed by the mayor.
Duval County Public Schools Board Chair Lori Hershey said Wednesday she believes the City of Jacksonville's controversial involvement in the school board's struggle to get a half-cent sales tax referendum on the ballot this fall "feels more like extortion, as well as being held hostage."
ByJim Turner - News Service of Florida•Jul 30, 2019
Florida’s retail industry is gearing up for this year’s back-to-school sales tax “holiday” on clothes, classroom supplies and computer equipment, with the state offering the tax break for five days starting Friday.
ByNews Service of Florida and WJCT News•Jul 12, 2019
Florida education officials on Thursday touted the state’s annual school report card as a “monumental improvement,” with public schools earning more A and B grades and fewer C, D and F grades during the 2018-2019 school year.
ByAna Ceballos - News Service of Florida•Jun 25, 2019
Thirteen years after Tallahassee attorney Ron Meyer successfully challenged the state's major school-vouchers program, he is preparing to sue the state again, this time over its newest taxpayer-funded scholarships.