Education

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This is Florida’s highest-rated medical school, according to U.S. News
This was the only Florida school that made the second-highest tier in both categories of U.S. News' medical school rankings. Read More.
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Florida's back-to-school tax-free holiday is coming up. What to know
With the new school year approaching, you can expect some juicy back-to-school sales soon. In Polk County, the sales tax holiday means saving 7%. Read More.
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DeSantis endorses 23 school board candidates in 2024 election
With just a month until the Florida primary on August 20th, Governor Ron DeSantis released a list endorsing 23 school board candidates. Read More.
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It’s not just teachers and bus drivers, Florida doesn’t have enough subs
Kelly Services, one of the country’s largest staffing agencies, says Florida doesn’t have enough substitute teachers headed into the new school year. Read More.
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The case for and against partisan school board elections
School board elections in Florida are nonpartisan, but this November voters will get to decide if they want to change to partisan elections. Read More.
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MLB draft: 5 high school prospects from Central Florida
When it comes to MLB draft prospects, players with Central Florida ties always are a factor. Read More.
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FAMU President is stepping down
Friday’s announcement came after a turbulent time at FAMU, which drew widespread attention after the school accepted — then ultimately rejected — a $237 million donation after questions arose about its legitimacy. Read More.
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In South Florida, Parents Are Building Their Children’s Education a la Carte
Twelve years ago, Christa Jewett left her job as an environmental consultant in South Florida to start a venture that spoke to her heart: offering immersive, hands-on marine science lessons to students of all ages, using local and state parks along the Atlantic Ocean as real-life classrooms. Read More.
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Why the first and only Latina on the Palm Beach County school board won't seek reelection
Alexandria Ayala is taking her talents elsewhere — but she tells WLRN she still wants to create an impact on the education system. Read More.
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How did my school do? Here are results from Palm Beach County on 2024 statewide exams
See how your child's school performed on English and math exams during the 2023-24 school year. Read More.
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Some school police officers could be replaced by armed guards due to funding dispute
One of Broward’s largest cities could soon remove its police officers from 14 schools, potentially leaving the school district to rely on lower-paid armed security officers. Read More.
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Is Florida testing students too much? Why there's not an easy answer
WPTV is continuing to dig deeper into Florida test scores just released from the state department of education. They show whether students are performing at grade level in a variety of subjects. Read More.
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FIU beats UF for top spot in performance-based funding scoring among state universities
FIU earned millions of dollars in extra state funding because of its strong academic performance. Read More.
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Dept. of Ed releases results from FAST progress monitoring assessments showing ‘significant student growth’
Department of Education Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr., announced “successful” results of Florida’s second year of the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking progress monitoring assessments on Monday. Read More.
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Coral Springs Students Shocked by Antisemitic Material Taught in FIU Class
An adjunct professor at Florida International University gave students an online quiz containing anti-Israel content – an assignment that outraged the class’s Jewish students, including some from Coral Springs, and led to calls for better academic oversight. Read More.

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