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In this Jan. 11 photo, Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses a joint session of the Florida Legislature in Tallahassee. Florida high school students applying for the state’s college and vocational school scholarship program will be able to substitute paid work experience for volunteering under a bill signed by DeSantis at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa on Monday.
Students applying for Florida’s college and vocational school scholarship program will be able to substitute paid work experience for volunteering.
Plaintiffs argued in part that the bill violated First Amendment rights.
A roundup of Florida education news from around the state
The School Board also gave superintendent Addison Davis a contract extension at its Tuesday meeting.

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  1. In this Jan. 11 photo, Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses a joint session of the Florida Legislature in Tallahassee. Florida high school students applying for the state’s college and vocational school scholarship program will be able to substitute paid work experience for volunteering under a bill signed by DeSantis at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa on Monday.
  2. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 7, titled the "Individual Freedom" bill and also known as the "Stop Woke Act," at Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School in Hialeah Gardens on April 22.
  3. Candidates for Pinellas School Board District 7, Karl Nurse (far left) and Caprice Edmond (far right) are pictured on Election Day at The Coliseum on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in St. Petersburg. School board races across Florida have become more partisan just two years later.
  4. In this image from a University of Florida video, Ron Sachs discusses events that led him to challenge the state's abortion law in 1971 when he was editor of the Alligator student newspaper. Pictured at left is the list of abortion clinics and counseling centers that the Alligator published in what was said to be a violation of state law at the time.
  5. Academy of the Holy Names Catholic School in Tampa is one of several religious schools in Florida that accepts tax credit scholarships.
  6. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the U.S. Supreme Court's majority opinion in the school voucher case, Carson vs. Makin.
  7. Madison Middle School is one of Hillsborough County's underutilized campuses. District officials are making plans to balance enrollments across the county.
  8. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker speaking during 2016 graduation ceremonies at the Florida State University College of Law.
  9. During the 2021-22 school year, only 39 percent of students in the attendance area for Giunta Middle School were enrolled there, with most families opting for choices such as magnet programs and charter schools. The Riverview school has a D grade from the state. A new study will take a closer look at Hillsborough County's school boundaries, which officials say are outdated.
  10. Landon Aponte and a classmate play with puppets in Ashlie Brierley's class at Dunedin Elementary on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in Dunedin.
  11. Chamberlain High School's "Chiefs" logo, pictured on Oct. 20, 2021, is visible on the building at 9401 N Blvd. in Tampa. By a 5-1 vote, the Hillsborough County School Board on Tuesday sided with the school’s Student Government Association, which recommended retiring the "Chiefs" mascot after consulting with Native American parents who called for the change and alumni leaders who opposed it.
  12. Jefferson High School is one of 17 schools in Hillsborough County that received new principals on June 21.
  13. Teacher Ashlie Brierley helps Nyla Kramer write a sentence while Aaron Acosta-Horsman, right, draws a dinosaur in a Rising Kindergarten class at Dunedin Elementary on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
  14. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks moments before signing the Parental Rights in Education bill in March. He has based his first round of school board endorsements on candidate support of this bill and other parts of his agenda.
  15. Candidates wait to answer questions from the audience during the Tiger Bay candidate forum for the Hillsborough School Board on Friday, June 17, 2022, at The Cuban Club in Tampa.
  16. Hillsborough County School Board members will consider a contract extension Tuesday for superintendent Addison Davis, who has been working for the district since early 2020.
  17. Steve Currall stepped down as University of South Florida president last July and took a 15-month professional development leave. Lately, he's been researching as a Harvard University visiting scholar.
  18. Kevin Hendrick, currently the Pinellas County school district's chief academic officer, begins his new role as superintendent on July 1.
  19. From left, Aly Legge, Karen Perez and Roshaun Gendrett wait their turn to answer questions during the Tiger Bay forum for Hillsborough County School Board candidates on Friday, June 17, 2022, at The Cuban Club in Tampa. The three are running for the District 6 seat, now held by Perez.
  20. Voters will select school board members in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties in the August and November elections.
  21. A view of Library West at the center of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.
  22. A look at the University Auditorium at the center of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. An investigation found the university was in compliance with principles of accreditation after allegations last year that it had stifled academic freedom.
  23. Kenneth F. “Frank” McKenzie, a retired Marine Corps general and former chief of U.S. Central Command based in Tampa, was named executive director of USF's new Global and National Security Institute on June 15, 2022.
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