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Object To Certain Books In Florida Schools? It Could Cost You

After Florida saw more than 1,000 objections to school-library books and instructional materials during the last fiscal year, a House panel this week unanimously backed a bill that could lead to fees for people who file numerous challenges. The House Choice & Innovation Subcommittee on…

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$100 Fee Proposed In Florida For People Who Challenge School Books

Amid widespread controversy about removing books from school shelves, the Florida House is moving forward with a bill that could lead to fees for people who challenge numerous library books or learning materials. The House Choice & Innovation Subcommittee on Thursday approved a bill (HB…

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Florida Lawmakers Back Disclaimers On AI In Political Ads

With the bill’s sponsor saying that rapidly expanding access to generative artificial intelligence “threatens the integrity of elections,” a bill that would require disclaimers on political ads created by using the technology began advancing Tuesday in the Florida Senate. “This is something that is very…

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Florida Mom, Whose Body Was Found In Alabama, Spurs ‘Safe Exchange’ Proposal

The Florida House is moving forward with a bill that would allow courts to require that parents who share custody of children use “safe exchange” locations at county sheriff’s offices. The measure (HB 385) is named the “Cassie Carli law,” after a mother who in…

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Florida Lawmakers Look To Curb Student Absenteeism

Florida lawmakers during the upcoming legislative session could look to address the problem of chronic absenteeism among public-school students. Data collected by the Florida Department of Education showed that 20.9 percent of students in public schools, including students in adult education courses, missed 21 or…

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