Stories tagged: "016 EDUCATION"

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Florida school libraries should ‘convey the government’s message,’ says state Attorney General

The Republican ally of Gov. DeSantis claims that the state has the right to remove books that it disapproves of from public-school shelves.

Moms for Liberty co-founders Tina Descovich, left, and Tiffany Justice, speak at the Moms for Liberty meeting in Philadelphia, Friday, June 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Moms for Liberty’s far-right agenda rejected by voters

The “extremist” group Moms for Liberty backed more than 130 candidates during this election cycle, but an overwhelming majority lost their races as parents pushed back on the organization’s far-right agenda for public education.

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Florida Moms for Liberty members call cops on school librarians over YA books

The uproar was over a book checked out by a 17-year-old that has been recommended by a librarian association’s “Teen Reads” list and by the School Library Journal. 

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3 Florida universities top list of most affordable colleges in 2023-2024

Here’s what you need to know about the most affordable universities in Florida, including tuition, SAT and ACT scores, and how much money alumni make.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on student loan debt forgiveness, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Floridians Get Financial Relief as Biden Cancels More Student Debt

This round of debt relief will eliminate the debt of 125,000 borrowers nationwide: 22,000 with disabilities, 51,000 through an income-driven repayment plan, and 53,000 through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

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Florida Leads the Nation in Book Bans Under DeSantis’ Leadership

Despite Gov. Ron DeSantis' claim that "inappropriate materials have been snuck into our classrooms and libraries," over 75% of the books banned across the state were specifically written and selected for younger audiences.

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With Thousands of Child Care Programs at Risk of Closing, Democrats Press for More Money

A June report from The Century Foundation found that without additional money, about 70,000 child care programs would probably have to shut down after this month. WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in Congress are pushing for a new round of money to keep the nation’s child care industry afloat, saying thousands of programs are at risk...