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Florida education commissioner Richard Corcoran speaks about his education philosophy during a May 5 speech at Hillsdale College in Michigan.
A roundup of Florida education news from around the state.
A roundup of Florida education news from around the state.
School Board chairperson Eileen Long has called for a review of the school’s leadership.
Al Hernandez says he plans to move into a house in District 1 that’s being renovated, but hasn’t been able to yet.


  1. Florida education commissioner Richard Corcoran speaks about his education philosophy during a May 5 speech at Hillsdale College in Michigan.
  2. Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, speaks at the social conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition's annual "Road to the Majority" conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 9, 2017.
  3. An unidentified family attended Gov. Ron DeSantis' signing of legislation that places new requirements on school book selection, at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University on March 25, 2022. DeSantis said the new law provides additional rights for parents in their children's education.
  4. State University System Chancellor Marshall Criser announced he is stepping down.
  5. Pinellas School Board chairperson Eileen Long wants answers to why four Tarpon Springs High School assistant principals quit their jobs over the past year.
  6. Students at Hillsborough High School participate in a statewide school walk-out in March to protest legislation to limit instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation. Battles over the measure, which takes effect Friday, continue across the state in courts, school board sessions and political campaigns.
  7. As a candidate for the District 1 seat on the Pasco County School Board, Al Hernandez is facing questions from opponents about his residency.
  8. Ashley Johnson teaches civics to seventh graders at Lauderdale Lakes Middle on the first day of school in Broward on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Teachers are raising concerns about new civics materials being presented to them for the 2022-23 school year.
  9. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis publicly signs HB7, "individual freedom," also dubbed the "stop woke" bill during a news conference at Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., on Friday, April 22, 2022. DeSantis also signed two other bills into laws including one regarding the "big tech" bill signed last year but set aside due to a court ruling, and the special districts bill, which relates to the Reedy Creek Improvement District. (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald via AP)
  10. Frank and Carol Morsani have donated to the University of South Florida for more than 45 years. Their latest gift of $7 million will create scholarships for students and positions in geriatrics and business.
  11. Schoolchildren holding signs against the concept of critical race theory stand on stage alongside Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as he addresses the crowd before signing HB 7 in April. A federal judge is considering whether to delay implementation of the law.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Academy of the Holy Names Catholic School in Tampa is one of several religious schools in Florida that accepts tax credit scholarships.
  17. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the U.S. Supreme Court's majority opinion in the school voucher case, Carson vs. Makin.
  18. Madison Middle School is one of Hillsborough County's underutilized campuses. District officials are making plans to balance enrollments across the county.
  19. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker speaking during 2016 graduation ceremonies at the Florida State University College of Law.
  20. 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.
  21. Landon Aponte and a classmate play with puppets in Ashlie Brierley's class at Dunedin Elementary on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in Dunedin.
  22. 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.
  23. Jefferson High School is one of 17 schools in Hillsborough County that received new principals on June 21.
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