DeSantis doubles down on education policies

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is doubling down on his education policies. He has faced some backlash over reports of book bans and his administration's blocking of some African American studies coursework claiming it violated state law and was historically inaccurate.

Orange County buying vape detectors following Juul settlement

Juul is going to cut a big check to Orange County Public Schools as part of a national settlement. The district is receiving $5.4 million of that payout and officials want to make sure that money is going back to their students by trying to protect them from the dangers of vaping.

Florida lawmakers to take up universal school choice

Many states across the U.S. have adopted some sort of school choice program, allowing students in specific circumstances to use state funds to go to the school of their choice, but the concept of granting all school children this ability is growing in popularity, with several states either adopting such plans this year or moving in that direction. The Florida House and Senate have proposed bills that would greatly expand the voucher program to help any student attend private school, regardless of income or ability.

DeSantis ratchets up fight with College Board

As a feud over an African American studies course continues between Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration and the College Board, the governor said Monday that Florida will "look to re-evaluate" its relationship with the organization.

College Board releases framework for AP African Studies course

he College Board released its new framework on Wednesday for its AP African American Studies course, which came under scrutiny after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration blocked parts of the coursework claiming it violated state law and was historically inaccurate.

Teaching history as it unfolds

The war in Ukraine is an important moment in world history that is playing out in real time. Instructors are using this as a teaching moment.