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Capital Report: March 13, 2023

Governor Ron DeSantis and his conservative allies in education took aim at diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Florida’s colleges and universities during a virtual roundtable today [Monday]. As Valerie Crowder reports, the panel discussion comes as state lawmakers take up legislation to eliminate D-E-I in higher education.

Public school teachers in Florida have a lot on their minds these days. That list includes a slew of new laws restricting what can and cannot be taught... not to mention large class sizes, staff shortages, threats to unions, and more standardized testing than ever.

WUSF’s Kerry Sheridan tells us about a pair of high school English teachers tackling these issues in a new weekly podcast.

Florida’s January unemployment number remains below the 3% “technically full employment” threshold. Tom Flanigan reports.

Gina Jordan looks ahead to Tuesday at the Capitol.