Danielle J. Brown
VP Harris: ‘Can we truly be free if a woman cannot make decisions about her life?’
By: Michael Moline, Isaac Morgan, Danielle J. Brown and Diane Rado - January 22, 2023
TALLAHASSEE, Florida – In a direct challenge to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to his back yard Sunday to announce that President Joe Biden was signing an executive order designed to guarantee access to abortion rights, including abortion-inducing medications. During a roughly 20-minute address in Tallahassee marking what would have been […]
Ian now a tropical storm but still dangerous; thousands of kids planning to go to school Friday
By: Danielle J. Brown - September 29, 2022
Now a tropical storm, the center of Ian is headed toward the Atlantic Ocean and projected to approach the coast of South Carolina — and it’s still considered dangerous. Life-threatening storm surges are predicted for Northeast Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, according to an 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. And the tropical […]
The fate of power outages: Recovery from Ian could take days, weeks, with full extent unknown
By: Danielle J. Brown - September 28, 2022
As Hurricane Ian makes its entrance on the Southwest coastline, Florida utility companies have already documented hundreds of thousands of homes without power due to impacts of the intense Category 4 storm. And some worry that efforts to get families back online could take days or even weeks. Eric Silagy, CEO of one of Florida’s […]
Nationwide exam for 9-year-olds in math shows hefty drop in scores amid COVID pandemic
By: Danielle J. Brown - September 6, 2022
A nationwide assessment for 9-year-olds in math for the first time showed a significant drop in scores compared to the progress from the late 1970s to 2020. By 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic swept into the nation’s schools, math performance plummeted. The average scale score in 2020 for 9-year-olds in a sampling of schools across […]
Protests against gun violence spread across the nation: What will come from it?
By: Danielle J. Brown, Diane Rado and Laura Cassels - June 12, 2022
A day after GOP lawmakers in the Legislature blocked a special session on expanded gun restrictions, Florida Democrats, other politicians, activists and citizens held rallies Saturday to protest continuing gun violence that has shocked the nation in recent weeks. The protests were scheduled from Alaska to Maine to Washington D.C. and down to Florida and […]
Public still in the dark on why Florida officials rejected dozens of math textbooks
By: Danielle J. Brown - April 27, 2022
Earlier this month, the Florida Department of Education claimed that it rejected 41% of math textbooks that allegedly incorporated problematic and impermissible topics. Nearly two weeks later, the public is largely still in the dark as to which textbooks were rejected for what reasons.
LGBTQ students, parents, advocacy group sue Florida over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law
By: Danielle J. Brown - March 31, 2022
Statewide LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Florida filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Gov. Ron DeSantis, state education officials, and others over a new law aiming to limit conversations about LGBTQ people in classrooms.
DeSantis signs ‘Don’t Say Gay’; feds monitoring for ‘civil rights violations’
By: Danielle J. Brown - March 28, 2022
As he’d promised, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed what opponents call the “Don’t Say Gay” bill into law Monday, claiming it will protect a parent’s right to have a say in what children are taught and how they are treated in Florida public schools.