1. Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican Legislature are changing the nature of higher education in Florida.
  2. Graduates stand at the beginning of a USF commencement ceremony.
  3. A Pride flag billows in the wind as students go to join a protest at Gaither High School in Tampa last year against the Parental Rights in Education Act, also known as the Don’t Say Gay bill. This week, a Florida House panel backed a proposal that would expand the law barring instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in early grades and restrict the way students and teachers can use their preferred pronouns in schools.
  4. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy meets with President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House on Dec. 21, 2022.
  5. A downed stop sign rests on a fence on the corner of Lagoon and Tarpon roads in Fort Myers Beach, next to items like a pinball machine and appliances in October 2022. The items were among tons of debris left behind in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, which hit the area as a Category 4 storm a month earlier.
  6. Debris surrounds damaged homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers Beach last September.
  7. Largo High School freshman Ian Demilo navigates his predawn pickup. A bill before the Legislature would ban high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m. as of the 2026 school year.
  8. Florida's GOP legislators will be debating a bill to allow permitless carry of concealed weapons.
  9. IndyCars round turn one in front of Albert Whitted Airport at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
  10. Gov. Ron DeSantis, Mason, Madison, Casey DeSantis and Mamie wave to the crowd during an inauguration ceremony at the historic Florida Capitol on Jan. 3 in Tallahassee.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks about his new book, "The Courage to Be Free," at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on March 5 in Simi Valley, California.
  12. Sophie Craig, 19, cheers during a gathering after University of South Florida students and faculty members join a statewide student walkout this week to protest Gov. Ron DeSantis' education policies.
  13. Pinellas County Schools Vice Chairperson Laura Hine attends the “State of the Bay” event held by Suncoast Tiger Bay on Jan. 3, 2023, in St.Petersburg.
  14. Tourists watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista.
  15. Gov. Ron DeSantis
  16. Students gathered near the Sudakoff Center at New College of Florida on Feb. 28 before a meeting of the new board of trustees. They made passionate speeches, sharing their experiences and hopes for an inclusive and diverse student body to continue.
  17. The entrance to Walt Disney World's Reedy Creek Improvement District headquarters in Lake Buena Vista.
  18. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis delivers remarks at the 2022 CPAC conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Thursday, February 24, 2022.
  19. Voters drop off mail-in ballots at the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections office in Tampa on Nov. 8, 2022.
  20. Scott Adams is creator of the comic strip Dilbert. Distributor Andrews McMeel Universal announced on Sunday that it would no longer work with the cartoonist. In an episode of his YouTube show last week, Adams described people who are Black as members of “a hate group” from which white people should “get away.” The Tampa Bay Times is among the hundreds of newspapers that canceled the strip.
  21. Protesters take part in the March for Our Lives rally in 2018 in Chicago, among hundreds of events worldwide, organized by survivors of the Parkland school shooting, calling for legislative action to address school safety and gun violence.
  22. Jennifer Wilson, a Largo High School English teacher in the IB program, attended a Pinellas County School Board meeting earlier this month wearing a shirt against banning books.
  23. Smoke rises from a derailed cargo train in East Palestine, Ohio on Feb. 4.
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