Tag: Hailey Carpenter

A protester holds up their homemade sign made out of cardboard at the "Fund Our Future" rally in Tallahassee, Florida on Monday, Jan.13.

2020 legislative session allocates $500 million to increase teacher salaries across Florida

With the conclusion of the two-month 2020 legislative session in the Florida state Capitol, the legislature finalized a $92 billion state budget. Within the budget, Florida lawmakers reached an agreement to allocate more than $500 million to increase starting teacher salaries for the 2020-2021 school […]

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Due to COVID-19 restaurants within the Parkland and Coral Springs community are transitioning to alternative methods to serving their customers. Photo courtesy of Mel Melcon/TNS

Restaurants in Parkland and Coral Springs utilize drive-through and pickup options

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced restaurant operators around Parkland and Coral Springs to come to a decision on whether or not they should remain open or temporarily shut down. All restaurants in Florida have transitioned to delivery, drive-throughs or curbside pickups, offering no sit-in dining […]

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MSD Student donates stuffed animal

Photo taken by Bianca Navas

FFEA collects stuffed animals for Share Bear Donation Drive

From March 9 through the 13, Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ Florida Future Educators of America club ran the Share Bear Donation Drive, a schoolwide collection of stuffed animals that will be given to children in traumatic or emotional situations. MSD students were encouraged to donate new […]

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Photo illustration by Nyan Clarke

Average salaries for Florida teachers amongst lowest in the United States

Florida is sinking in the national teacher salary ranking. According to the National Education Association’s annual report on teacher salaries, the Sunshine State has dropped from 45th in 2018 to 46th in the United States in 2019.  The average salary of a teacher in Florida […]

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