Florida and nine other states have been given an exemption to the No Child Left Behind law from President Barack Obama.
With cash running low, top Florida officials have recommended a two-year hiatus on the construction of new school buildings.
The grades are out for Florida’s school districts, and in South Florida, the only districts to get an A report card are Broward and Monroe County. Miami-Dade was rated B, among 23 districts to get that score in results released Monday by the Florida Department of Education.
Parents and schools have worried in recent years about the inclusion of junk food in schools; but a new study said all of that worry is for nothing.
The 2012 Primary election is open to Registered Republicans only. In order to vote for a Republican presidential candidate, you must have been registered in advance. However, residents of Monroe County and these municipalities, regardless of party affiliation, can vote in their county-wide and municipal elections attached to the Primary ballot.
Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho wants his schools to have wireless Internet and announced a plan Wednesday that could secure the funding needed to make his wish a reality.
It’s not everyday you see people in suits riding a big yellow school bus, but that was the scene in downtown Miami Thursday morning.
The two open spots on the Broward School Board were filled late Friday afternoon by Florida Governor Rick Scott, who named former Broward Katherine Leach and real estate agent Donna Korn to fill the vacancies left by the resignation of Jennifer Gottlieb and Dave Thomas.
There’s some good news for teachers in Broward County. Teachers have reached a contract with the school district, granting instructors a $500 cash bonus and no unpaid furlough days.
Florida schools have lots of problems. The state cut budgets to the bone, and local taxpayers are hard pressed to make up the difference. Teachers are being fired. Programs are being cut. And in Lake County, in the heart of the state, the response from the school board is to ban students from wearing orange hair, bangs, and make-up that hides their eyes.