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Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony announced that two additional deputies have been fired as a result of the agency's internal affairs investigation into the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland at BSO headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on June 26, 2019. (Joe Cavaretta/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Broward County August Primary Recap: Black candidates sweep county-wide elections

In a year consumed by Coronavirus, racial justice protests and an impending presidential election, voters across Broward County turned out to vote in this year’s Aug. 18 primary election. With changing demographics and racial politics, Black candidates swept the ballot across Broward, with all five […]

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Seniors Nick Joseph and Isaac Christian represent MSD on Broward County’s graduation committee

Seniors Nick Joseph and Isaac Christian represent MSD on Broward County’s graduation committee

On Saturday, April 18, Florida Governor Ron Desantis announced the closure of school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With schools officially being closed for the rest of the school year, seniors are concerned as to what will […]

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Class of 2020 board posts video dedicated to the senior class to spread positivity

Due to the recent closure of schools for the 2019-2020 school year by Governor Ron DeSantis, seniors have officially lost out on the last couple months of their last year of high school.  Before Broward County Public Schools releases any information regarding special events such […]

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Dancing Queen. Senior Helena Denny dances at prom on May 11 at The Westin Ft. Lauderdale hotel. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD prom officially canceled amid coronavirus outbreak

On Thursday, April 16, two days before Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida students would not be returning to school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prom was officially canceled amid concerns regarding COVID-19. MSD Principal […]

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Separated parents struggle with children moving back and forth during shelter in place order

Throughout the United States, everyone is encouraged to practice social distancing to lower the risk of catching and spreading the virus. With the coronavirus forcing people to stay inside, it has brought up many concerns to families. Florida Governor Ron Desantis has issued a stay-at-home […]

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Governor Ron DeSantis reveals COVID-19 hit Florida during Super Bowl LIV

Governor Ron DeSantis reveals COVID-19 hit Florida during Super Bowl LIV

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently discussed his concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic at a news conference on March 31, explaining that the coronavirus had reached Florida months before the pandemic had spread nationally. He believes this because of the large number of visitors from all […]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis implements stay-at-home order for entire state

On Friday, April 3, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis implemented a stay-at-home order for the state and ordered all schools to be closed until at least Friday, May 1. All activity in Florida will be limited to essential services over the next 30 days to try […]

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State of Florida implements new standards for English and Mathematics

State of Florida implements new standards for English and Mathematics

On Friday, Jan. 24, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran introduced Florida’s K-12 academic requirements for English and Mathematics. They set out to remove Common Core and provide students with Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.). Common Core is a standardized test for […]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis waves to members of the Florida Legislature during a joint session of lawmakers, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Tallahassee.

Ron DeSantis proposes mandatory civics test for graduating seniors

On Dec. 16 2019, during a press conference in Naples, Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida announced his new plan to issue a mandatory civics test for all Floridian high school seniors to take. While it is unclear how this new test will be implemented […]

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Back in Session. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses a joint session of the Florida Legislature in Tallahassee, Florida on March 5. Photo courtesy of  Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times

End of Florida legislative session brings educational changes

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session began on March 5, 2019. These sessions occur annually on the first Tuesday of March and last for 60 days consecutively.  Both the upper chamber, the Senate, and lower chamber, the House of Representatives, of the Florida legislature convened to […]

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