Annie Martin, Orlando Sentinel

Annie Martin

Orlando Sentinel

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Past articles by Annie:

Florida school vouchers for all: Great idea or ‘casino gambling’ with education?

Critics argue an expansion of school vouchers will mean more public money spent on private schools that operate without state oversight. → Read More

UCF students protest DeSantis higher education agenda: ‘We should not be afraid’

Hundreds of students stood on UCF's Memory Mall in protest of Gov. Ron DeSantis' policies, part of a statewide “Stand up for Freedom” walk-out. → Read More

Central Florida GOP lawmakers with ties to private schools vote for voucher expansion

Two Central Florida lawmakers voted for an expansion of state voucher programs that could benefit private schools tied to their business, church. → Read More

Former UCF president John Hitt, who oversaw massive growth at Orlando campus, dead at 82

John Hitt, the University of Central Florida's former president, died Monday. → Read More

‘Ghost’ candidate probe unearths big business transfers to dark money groups

State investigators delved into the finances of several entities tied to Florida’s 2020 “ghost” candidate scandal, finding big-business ties. → Read More

DeSantis moves to cut diversity initiatives, curtail tenure on campuses

Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing to cut diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and curtail faculty tenure on state university campuses. → Read More

Money for 2020 attack ads traces to Florida Chamber-linked group, FDLE probe finds

The revelation emerged from a Florida Department of Law Enforcement probe into Florida’s “ghost candidate” scandal. → Read More

Citing ‘Stop WOKE’ law, Valencia cancels faculty classes on diversity

Valencia College has canceled faculty development courses on diversity, another casualty of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ anti-"woke" campaign. → Read More

FPL CEO announces retirement in wake of political scandals

Eric Silagy, who became embroiled in scandal over the past two years as the CEO of Florida Power & LIght, is retiring, the utility’s parent company said Wednesday. → Read More

Dorworth took polygraph test after Joel Greenberg allegations

Chris Dorworth took a polygraph exam in September, seeking to refute allegations made by former Seminole Tax Collector Joel Greenberg. → Read More

A year after notifying targets, state won’t reveal status of ‘ghost’ candidate probe

Prosecutors told several figures in Florida’s “ghost” candidate scheme that they were targets of an investigation in December 2021. → Read More

DeSantis administration trumpets colleges’ statement on CRT as anti-‘woke’ victory

College leaders across Florida vowed not to teach students about critical race theory unless it is presented alongside other concepts. → Read More

‘Dismay and anxiety’ on college campuses as DeSantis ramps up anti-CRT campaign

Gov. Ron DeSantis says he's targeting a “far-left woke agenda” at Florida universities. Critics say he's pressuring campuses to promote his own views. → Read More

DeSantis asks universities about CRT and diversity, drawing fire

It’s unclear what the administration plans to do with the information, but DeSantis has vowed to combat what he considers to be “woke” ideology in higher education. → Read More

‘Ghost’ candidate asks judge to OK 8-month visit to family in Sweden

Jestine Iannotti, who faces charges in the 2020 "ghost" candidate scheme, wants to await trial in Sweden with her family. → Read More

Unequal Futures: Florida’s universities admit far fewer students from low-income areas

As admission to Florida state universities has become more competitive, it’s even harder for students from low-income families to be accepted. → Read More

Unequal Futures: In Florida, poorer communities fund scholarships for wealthier kids

Florida Lottery-funded Bright Futures scholarships more often go to students from wealthier areas, an Orlando Sentinel investigation finds. → Read More

After ‘ghost’ candidate scandal, Brodeur leaving Seminole Chamber

Florida Sen. Jason Brodeur is stepping down as CEO and president of the Seminole County Chamber at the end of December. → Read More

Central Florida counties, state report low voter turnout

Central Florida voter turnout fell far behind 2018 levels, resulting in victories for Republicans in key state and local races. → Read More

Senate District 10: Ad falsely claims Democrat seeks to ‘criminalize parents’

A recent GOP mailer falsely claims Democratic Rep. Joy Goff-Marcil seeks to “criminalize parents opposed to gender transitions.” → Read More