Education

State board approves 'schools for hope' money

With 13 school districts challenging the constitutionality of Florida's new "schools of hope" law, the State Board of Education on Wednesday used the law to select 11 low-performing public schools to receive additional funding.

The schools will qualify for up to $2,000 in extra per-student funding over the next two years to carry out improvement plans that will include efforts such as tutoring, after-school programs, counseling and teacher development.

Federal lawsuit against new Title IX guidance claims it is ‘offensive’ and ‘discriminatory’

The new Education Department guidance document on how universities should handle sexual harassment complaints under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prevents sex and gender discrimination in education, has been challenged.

UF on edge as Spencer speech nears

Heavy security measures were already in place Wednesday on the University of Florida campus ahead of an anticipated Thursday afternoon speech by firebrand white nationalist Richard Spencer.

Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Alachua County ahead of the event, clearing the way for additional law enforcement from across the state to help police with what some are anticipating could be a heated response outside the Phillips Center.

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