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Andrew Atterbury


Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Past articles by Andrew:

Florida judge rules against DeSantis in school mask fight

The decision is a win for parents who fought back against the Republican governor over his hands-off Covid-19 policies. → Read More

'Literally losing our workforce': Florida schools defy DeSantis' anti-mask order

School districts view the mask mandates as a matter of life or death. → Read More

Florida’s transgender sports ban headed for defeat in GOP-controlled state Senate

The issue was magnified when the NCAA put states like Florida on notice. → Read More

'Something we’ve never done’: Florida schools drain reserves to feed kids at home

Food service costs are higher this year in part because schools are sending thousands of meals home with students who are learning remotely. → Read More

‘Children have become acceptable carnage’

As big school districts wrestle with reopening, there's no clear federal guidance but plenty of ideas about what is and isn't safe. → Read More

Colleges crack down on student behavior as virus threatens more closures

Institutions are quickly finding out the limitations of a we’re-all-in-this-together mindset. → Read More

DeSantis kills online learning program amid virus resurgence

The digital service is used by high schools and colleges statewide. → Read More

Florida ordered 1M doses of a Trump-touted drug. Hospitals didn't want it

State is sitting on more than 980K doses of hydroxychloroquine. → Read More

Florida Supreme Court upholds suspension of embattled Broward sheriff

The court on Tuesday ruled unanimously that Gov. Ron DeSantis had the authority to suspend Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. → Read More

DeSantis: Use Trump tax plan to expand charter schools

At least 247 Florida communities would be eligible for Hope schools, up from 47 currently, if lawmakers approve the DeSantis plan. → Read More

Florida school shooting panel takes up Trump’s call to arm teachers

It will be up to state lawmakers to decide next year if they want to pursue a course almost certain to draw fierce draw criticism. → Read More

Bay County allowed voters to cast ballots online despite law, Gov. Scott's orders

In all, one official said, 147 voters returned ballots through email, but only 10 were purely email-to-email interactions. → Read More

Martin County schools asking for a sales-tax increase, but where will the $112 million go?

Board members, for their part, are pledging to clear up any uncertainty surrounding the tax as the Nov. 6 vote approaches. → Read More

St. Lucie school officials eye completion of new administration building by next school year

The ceremony signals the next phase of a massive undertaking to put more than 300 employees under the same roof for the first time since Hurricane Irma. → Read More

Fort Pierce mother used children to solicit money from St. Lucie businesses, police say

The children told police the money they collected was used to pay for food and rent because their mom does not have a job, an arrest report states. → Read More

Shooting in Fellsmere leaves one man in serious condition, another in jail

One Fellsmere man is in serious condition, another in jail, after a shooting Monday, police said. → Read More

Martin County gearing up to build new elementary schools as tax vote nears

The School Board is laying the groundwork for new schools in Palm City and Jensen Beach. → Read More

$58 million for school 'Guardians' staying put as Florida looks to expand program

A state budget commission on Friday declined to even discuss redistributing the money, ensuring it will be available only for Guardians this year. → Read More

Florida legislators rebuff Gov. Scott, won't shift $58 million for school Guardians

A legislative budget panel declined Friday to discuss redistributing the money. That ensured it will be available only to arm, train and pay Guardians. → Read More

$58M for school Guardians not coming back to local districts; state looks to expand program

A state budget commission on Friday declined to even discuss redistributing the money, ensuring it will be available only for Guardians this year. → Read More