Statewide Associations

Step Up For Students awards 1 millionth school choice scholarship

Step Up For Students announced Wednesday that it’s awarded 1 million school choice scholarships.

Labor Unions

Sarasota School Board Member Shirley Brown

Local teachers union drops lawsuit against board member

The Sarasota County teacher’s union has dropped their lawsuit against school board member Shirley Brown. The lawsuit alleged her 2018 mailers contained false and defamatory statements against the union.

Brevard Public Schools, Teachers’ Union Reach Contract Deal After Several Weeks of Negotiating

Brevard Public Schools and Brevard Federation of Teachers have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract after negotiating for several weeks.

People in the News

Ali Pressel, an environmental science teacher at Creekside High School.

National Geographic names 8 ‘Emerging Explorers;’ St. Johns teacher is one of them

A Creekside High School teacher joined some rarified company when she was named one of the National Geographic Society’s “Emerging Explorers” — just one of eight people worldwide given that honor.

Leon County High School student Anna Logan

Leon High School student chosen for national advisory board of gun control organization

The senior is one of 16 students set to form the 2020-21 national advisory board for the Students Demand Action (SDA) group, a grassroots network of Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, according to a press release.