Education

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So-called "food deserts" denote areas without access to grocery stores or fresh food, but Sarasota County Libraries and the Sarasota Housing Authority are launching the Book-Rich Environment campaign to address "book deserts" by bringing books into homes and helping families engage with their local libraries.

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A new Florida law has captured headlines across the country. It allows any resident of a Florida county to challenge the classroom materials used in that county’s public schools, regardless of whether they are the parent or guardian of a student. The bill was drafted by Naples’ Rep. Byron Donalds, who joins Gulf Coast to talk about why he feels the new law is necessary.

Next to home mortgages, student loans are America’s second highest amount of debt. Florida U.S Senator Bill Nelson wants to reduce that figure. Jocelyn Beever reports.

Two University of Florida alumni have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state, saying lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott funneled money that should have gone to higher education into tax cuts and savings.

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