Latest Florida Department of Education News

Northeast Florida teacher is state's Teacher of the Year

Jul. 15, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A seventh grade math teacher from northeast Florida has been chosen as the state's Teacher of the Year. Melissa Matz, who teaches at Lakeside Junior High School in Clay County, was picked for the award among the state's almost 185,000 public school teachers....

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 08, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. June 5, 2022. Editorial: Sen. Rick Scott, get to work on gun reform Who would have thought that Florida’s junior senator, Richard Lynn Scott, could be the right man to bring a gun safety measure to the U.S. Senate and rally colleagues to enact the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 18, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Lawmakers must fix housing crisis in special session Palm Beach County and many parts of Florida have become too expensive to live. It shouldn’t take skyrocketing housing and insurance costs to convince state leaders to get...