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House wants to revamp school funding formula

By the News Service of Florida staff The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday is slated to consider a bill that would revamp the way the…

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Buzz: Results of Complete Florida Plus audit won’t be out until late March

Peter Schorsch reports in his daily newsletter, Sunburn, that the audit of the University of West Florida’s alleged mismanagement of Complete Florida Plus is expected…

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Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year

Santa Rosa Superintendent of Schools Tim Wyrosdick, Santa Rosa School Board Members, and members of the Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced Elizabeth Mann as the…

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UWF receives $200k gift

Press release: The University of West Florida announced today a $200,000 gift from Roger Hemminghaus to name the Roy and Henrietta (Etts) Hemminghaus Chemistry Lab…

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Replacement for Common Core announced

Last Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran unveiled the proposed Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards, which will replace Common…

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Pensacola native, UWF grad named superintendent of R.I. school district

Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green announced Harrison Peters’ appointment as the superintendent of schools for the Providence school district. Peters is the deputy superintendent,…

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School choice supporters lobby for more vouchers, scholarships

School choice advocates rallied outside the Florida Capitol on Tuesday to press lawmakers to increase funding for a scholarship program that helps students with special…

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Escambia has third highest percentage of student vouchers

The Escambia County School District had the third largest percentage of students using vouchers for private schools under the Family Empowerment Scholarship program. This is…

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Escambia County public schools didn’t really pick students

When enrollment is broken down for each public school, the Escambia County School District lost students between the falls of 2018 and 2019. The school…

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