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The Education Gradebook

Sarah Ann Painter, a fifth-grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary in Clearwater, accepts the Florida Teacher of the Year award Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando. The award is given out each year by the Florida Department of Education.
The fifth-grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary was one of five statewide finalists. Her selection was announced Thursday night.
They don’t want to be punished for presenting historical fact if a student or parent objects.
The governor made his comments in response to what he said was talk about compulsory masks in schools.
SouthShore, Woodmont, Pivot and Kid’s Community College Preparatory High will stay open after the state threatens sanctions against the district.

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  1. State Rep. Linda Chaney, City Council member Robert Blackmon (center) and state Sen. Darryl Rouson are pictured during a news conference at the Pinellas Science Center, where they announced funding for the center which will enable its restoration, Friday, July 23, 2021, in St. Petersburg.
  2. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis removes his mask to speak during a news conference at Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School in Tampa on Thursday, June 25, 2020.  Just over a year later, the governor made clear his opposition to any further mask mandates in Florida schools.
  3. Activist Ben Frazier, left, is asks to leave after shouting chants of "Allow teachers to teach the truth" during a June 10 State Board of Education meeting, where members banned critical race theory from Florida schools.
  4. Sarah Ann Painter, a fifth-grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary in Clearwater, accepts the Florida Teacher of the Year award Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando. The award is given out each year by the Florida Department of Education.
  5. Ron DeSantis issued an order Friday, April 2, 2021 prohibiting Florida businesses from requiring customers show proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
  6. Opponents to mandatory school masking rules demonstrate before the Hillsborough County School Board meeting on May 18, 2021. Parents across Florida continue the mask debate as the delta variant of the virus has some school officials considering a new mask rule.
  7. WWE star Titus O'Neil, right, talks to students at Sligh Middle School, one of the many schools his charitable Bullard Foundation supports. They are hosting a Back to School Bash Aug. 7 with an appearance by rapper Flo Rida and will give away 30,000 backpacks stocked with school supplies.
  8. Robert Blount, a member of the K.C.C. High School governing board, addresses the Hillsborough County School Board on July 20, 2021, with red-shirted supporters of Woodmont and SouthShore charter schools in the audience.
  9. Robert Blount, a member of the governing board at Kid's Community College Preparatory High, addresses the Hillsborough County School Board on Tuesday. Behind him, wearing red shirts, are supporters of Woodmont and SouthShore charter schools.
  10. President Joe Biden speaks during an event on the American Jobs Plan in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington. It includes soft infrastructure items like investments in child care, family tax credits and other domestic programs.
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  12. Steve Currall, who served for two years as president of the University of South Florida, announced Monday that he plans to retire in August.
  13. Hillsborough County School superintendent Addison Davis.
  14. During his first day as USF's president, July 1, 2019, Steve Currall spoke with reporters before meeting with student government members at the university's St. Petersburg campus.
  15. Academy of the Holy Names Catholic School pictured on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in Tampa.
  16. Tampa's oldest school, Academy of the Holy Names, is under attack in a lawsuit that says it has strayed from Catholic teaching. A open letter from more than 430 alumni disputes the allegation.
  17. Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida are combining resources to form what they said will be one of the largest academic medical groups in Florida.
  18. The owners and operators of nursing schools in Virginia and Florida have been charged with plotting to sell bogus transcripts and diplomas.
  19. Tom Grady, a member of Florida's State Board of Education, speaks during the board's meeting Wednesday in Seminole. The board approved new curriculum standards, among other actions.
  20. Zoe Sanchez, 9, a student at SouthShore Charter Academy School, makes remarks on behalf of her school during a meeting Wednesday of Florida's State Board of Education, held at St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus. “I cannot say enough how much I love my school,” she told board members.
  21. Rob Ferl and Anna-Lisa Paul outside Virgin Galactic’s Unity spaceship before its launch on Sunday. The University of Florida researchers and professors are leading a study of how plants respond during the transition from Earth’s gravity to the weightlessness of space.
  22. Melanie Hill Anderson is the principal of Tampa Heights Elementary School.
  23. New school construction and boundary changes would help ease crowded conditions at schools such as Lithia's Barrington Middle, shown here.
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