Results of 2021 Florida Standards Assessment and End-of-Course Exams dropped significantly this year in math, science and social studies from two years ago before the coronavirus pandemic, according to data from the Florida Department of Education released Thursday.
Florida's Republican governor took shots at the nation's public health agency and top doctor during an appearance in Utah, soundly rejecting mask mandates that have been springing up throughout the country again amid a summer surge in cases.
Nearly 20 years after the 9/11 attacks, the aftermath is still being felt by thousands of people diagnosed with cancers and other illnesses after responding to ground zero or just living and working nearby.
Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday he's providing $250 million in funding for Florida's struggling ports, including more than $4 million for the Port of Palm Beach and in excess of $800,000 for the Port of Fort Pierce.
Palm Beach County's newly appointed interim superintendent of public schools suggested Thursday he's not ruling out a face mask mandate for the upcoming school year, which starts in less than two weeks.