It does not look as if State legislators will expand a Florida program that helps low income children attend private schools this year.
Education will be at the forefront of the new legislative session this month.
United Way of Broward County and Publix are set to make a major delivery to elementary schools Saturday.
Many parents pass time in the sometimes forever-long school pick-up line by catching up with friends on the phone, or perhaps even finishing-up business over Bluetooth. But, in an effort to put the brakes on dangerous driving, the Broward school district is proposing a ban on all cell phone use on school property while driving.
Governor Rick Scott will ask state legislators for more money for public schools this year, though it’s less than half of what he asked for last year.
Schools, courts and government offices throughout the western Panhandle plan to close because of the anticipated snow and ice.
While some schools have shown progress, the new chairman of the Florida Board of Governors said graduation rates at some Florida universities were unacceptable.
The Florida Department of Education has unveiled a list of recommended changes to the state’s learning standards, the next step in an effort to tamp down criticism of the state’s participation in a national set of benchmarks known as Common Core.
Miami-Dade County maintained its overall B rating for schools this year, but Broward County dropped from a B to a C in the latest ranking released by the state Wednesday morning.
Florida school children are not keeping up with their national and international peers in math and science.