baby's shoulder
Lisa Williams via Flickr

Nearly a year after same-sex marriages started in Florida, a legal decision could be looming in a dispute about birth certificates for children of same-sex couples.

Two couples and an advocacy group asked a federal judge last week to require the Florida Department of Health to list both spouses on birth certificates of children born into same-sex marriages, as the department typically does when married parents are a man and a woman.

Trey Csar standing in front of presentation screen
Rhema Thompson / WJCT

Nearly half of all rising sixth and ninth graders in Duval County Public Schools are not attending their neighborhood school, and a sizable portion are now attending charter schools.

That’s according to a months-long study on local school choice released Monday morning by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF), an education advocacy and research policy group.

Duval County Public Schools

The first Duval County School Board meeting of the new school year was supposed to focus on several local issues, but instead, much of the night was dedicated to controversy over more far-reaching concerns.

Members from two multi-county groups--Florida Voices for Choices and Florida Parents Reclaiming Individual Children's Sovereign Education (R.I.S.E.) --turned out in force at Tuesday’s meeting.

Teens Avoid Supervision With New Social Media Hangouts

Aug 20, 2013
The South Carolina Association of School Librarians/Flickr

Teens are constantly looking for new social media platforms that their parents may not know about yet.