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The Pinellas County School Board stopped live streaming the public participation portion of its meetings in the fall of 2021, amid stated concerns that speakers might not understand their personal information was appearing on the internet.
Board members said they’re also open to livestreaming their work sessions for the first time.
A roundup of Florida education news from around the state
The gift was for dance students at the Patricia J. Sullivan Partnership School.
The Nebraska Republican, who plans to resign soon from the Senate, had been criticized at UF for his stance on same-sex marriage.


  1. The Pinellas County School Board stopped live streaming the public participation portion of its meetings in the fall of 2021, amid stated concerns that speakers might not understand their personal information was appearing on the internet.
  2. Pinellas County students will have a shortened spring break after their schools closed for several days during hurricane season. Schools served as evacuation shelters for some of those days off.
  3. U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, listens to a question during a University of Florida board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The board later chose him to become UF's 13th president, starting in February.
  4. The Pinellas County School Board next week will discuss a recommendation that March 20, 2023, serve as a makeup day for time lost to Hurricane Nicole. That's the Monday after spring break week, which was scheduled as an off day for students but not most district employees.
  5. Students from the Patricia J. Sullivan Partnership School with ballet teacher Hannah Box, center left, and Alice Santana, vice president of education at The Straz Center pictured on Nov. 4. Thanks to a program from the Patel Conservatory, the children receive free ballet classes every week.
  6. Newly elected school board members across Florida are taking actions that demonstrate elections have consequences.
  7. Julie Gebhards, of Lithia, speaks during the public comment portion of a Hillsborough County School Board in February 2022. Some school boards have rules limiting the scope of comments during their meetings, and a federal appellate court has upheld those rules as within their purview after a challenge by Moms for Liberty.
  8. Broward County school Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright, left, with newly elected school board members Jeff Holness, Brenda Fam and Allen Zeman during Tuesday's
swearing-in ceremony at Fort Lauderdale High School,
  9. USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Christian Hardigree has an office that overlooks Bayboro Harbor. Her task as she settles into the job will be to retain the small campus's unique flavor while ensuring that it remains a vital part of a much larger university.
  10. Attendees of the Pasos al Futuro event listen to a presentation on Nov. 16 in Tampa. The presentation, which was held in Spanish, included information for Hispanic students and their parents on how to prepare for college.
  11. Saryah Marryshow, 13, works on a shooting drill with other students during a charity basketball camp at Chasco Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Port Richey.
  12. In this Aug. 22 photo, students walk around the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.
  13. Three Tampa Bay area school boards swore in new members and selected chairpersons to lead them for the next year during special meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. The new chairpersons are, from left: Lisa Cane, Pinellas County; Nadia Combs, Hillsborough County and Megan Harding, Pasco County.
  14. Students from Hillsborough High's Science Buddies service club work with kids at Seminole Elementary to see how many pennies they can support with aluminum foil boats on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.
  15. Claudia Isom, an independent hearing officer, listens to audience members speak at the Hillsborough County school district headquarters on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, in Tampa.
  16. Audience members listen during a forum Thursday on Hillsborough County's sex education curriculum. The forum in Tampa was led by Claudia Isom, an independent hearing officer.
  17. Adriana Novoa, a USF professor, and Sam Rechek, an undergraduate student filed a lawsuit calling for an end to Florida's Stop WOKE Act. A judge has granted a preliminary injunction against the law at Florida colleges and universities.
  18. The University of South Florida has spent more than six months seeking a replacement for provost Ralph Wilcox, shown here touring the school's Bellini Center for Talent Development.
  19. University of South Florida President Rhea Law said during interviews for her job that hiring a new provost would be one of her top priorities.
  20. A broom closet in Northside Elementary School in Bay County is filled with donated shoes for students whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Michael in 2018.
  21. Superintendent Dr. Vickie Cartwright and school board member Lori Alhadeff during a Broward School Board meeting at the Kathleen C. Wright Center in Fort Lauderdale on Monday.
  22. Lauren Lemasters directs a question to Sen. Ben Sasse during a University of Florida board of trustees on Nov. 1, 2022, in Gainesville. The resolution to impeach her will not be moving forward after a nine-member committee voted it down.
  23. Gov. DeSantis is presented with "The Liberty Sword" during the Moms for Liberty National Summit on Friday, July 15, 2022 in Tampa. DeSantis and the organization are on the leading edge of a national push for more right-leaning cultural policies in schools.
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