Press Inquiries

For media inquiries and interviews, please contact Joni Branch, FEA PR & Communications Specialist:

Office: (850) 201-3223
Cell: (850) 544-7055
Email: joni.branch@floridaea.org

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Best and Brightest Update

May 29 update: This article has been revised with updated information about changes to the…

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Democracy Dies in the Darkness (An update on House Bill 7123)

We have reached day 53 of the 60-day legislative session. This is the time of…

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Senate Bill 7070 Update

On just the third day of session we warned there would be a massive education…

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Best and Brightest Lawsuit Question and Answers

In 2017, the FEA sued the Florida Department of Education for its discriminatory Best and Brightest program. We did this not just because we hoped that those who had been…

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“Bringing Voices Together” education summit draws public education supporters from across Florida

Nearly 1,000 educators, parents and community supporters came together in Orlando on May 18 for “Bringing Voices Together: An Education Summit for Florida’s Public Schools.”In a day marked by thoughtful…

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Recently passed voucher plan may drain nearly $1 billion from Florida’s public schools over the next five years

Florida’s neighborhood public schools could lose nearly $1 billion over the next five years as a result of the legislature’s actions in the last session to vastly expand vouchers for…

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Florida charter schools lack proper oversight

State’s charter school laws rated very poor in new NEA analysis TALLAHASSEE — Florida charter…

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May 18 summit will unite supporters of Florida’s embattled public schools

TALLAHASSSEE — In a state where the governor says education is public if taxpayers fund…

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Budget won’t undo damage done to our neighborhood public schools

On the eve of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Legislature has made clear that it appreciates…

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