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Florida Senate passes bill that would undermine most of state’s teacher unions

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Nancy Velardi has negotiated with Pinellas County Schools, one of the largest school districts across Florida, for 18 years, securing affordable health insurance for teachers and their families and working to increase salaries.  But in her last term as president of the Pinellas County Teacher Association, the …

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Students organize protests against Florida governor’s proposed changes to education diversity programs

College students across Florida are organizing a protest campaign against a new proposal backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis that would remove degree programs that teach critical race theory and gender studies.  “Students are rallying to reject House Bill 999,” said Bryan Gonzalez, a fourth-year political science student at Florida State …

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