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January 31, 2023

DeSantis wants to scrap college diversity programs

Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed a slate of reforms to eliminate what he considers a left-leaning political agenda in higher education.

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January 20, 2023

UNF spends $3.5 million on diversity and inclusion

The University of North Florida — like other universities — had to report its diversity expenses as the state fights “trendy ideology” on campuses.

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December 22, 2022

DeSantis seeks grand jury probe into COVID-19 shots

Saying that COVID-19 vaccines have been “pushed on Americans,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday asked the state Supreme Court to impanel a grand jury to investigate “wrongdoing in Florida” related to the shots. DeSantis announced his request for a grand jury during a media event to discuss “COVID-19 mRNA vaccine accountability,” where he was joined by state Surgeon General Joseph

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December 13, 2022

State to scrutinize Duval Schools’ LGBTQ support guide

The State Board of Education is slated this week to scrutinize LGBTQ support guides and bathroom policies for transgender students in 10 school districts, including Duval. State officials question whether the documents violate a law known as the “Parents’ Bill of Rights” and other measures. The Parents’ Bill of Rights relates to what families are entitled to know about their

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December 5, 2022

Duval among bottom Florida counties for kindergarten vaccinations, worst for 7th grade

Last school year marked a more than 10-year low for Florida’s kindergarten and seventh-grade students completing all doses of required immunizations, according to a recent report from the state Department of Health. About 91.7% of kindergarten students in public and private schools statewide completed the immunizations required to enter school during the 2021-2022 year, the September report showed. That rate

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October 19, 2022

Schools must notify parents if bathrooms accommodate transgender students

County school boards and charter schools will have to follow new requirements for notifying parents about policies involving access to bathrooms and locker rooms, under a rule approved unanimously Wednesday by the State Board of Education. During an at-times heated meeting, the state board also signed off on a separate rule that could lead to teachers losing their licenses for

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October 7, 2022

UF panel recommends Nebraska senator as university’s next president

A committee heading the search for a new University of Florida president announced Thursday that it put forward Republican U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska as the lone finalist to lead the state’s flagship university. Sasse would replace outgoing UF President Kent Fuchs, who said in January that he would step down from the post at the end of the

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October 5, 2022

Al Lawson battles for a return to Congress

After his district was overhauled in the once-a-decade redistricting process, Democratic Congressman Al Lawson is challenging Republican incumbent Neal Dunn in a GOP-leaning North Florida district. Lawson insists he can pull off a victory in the Nov. 8 election, but one political consultant likened the possibility of such a win to a “miracle.” The two third-term congressmen are vying in

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August 9, 2022

Judge weighs challenge to ‘Stop WOKE Act’

A federal judge on Monday questioned part of a new Florida law that restricts the way businesses can address race-related concepts in employee training, as he weighed a request to block the measure. The law (HB 7), passed during this year’s legislative session, was a top priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis, who dubbed it the “Stop Wrongs to Our Kids

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