Florida Education Board To Hold Emergency Meeting Over Compliance With Mask RuleGov. Ron DeSantis and top state education officials are continuing to pursue a crackdown on school districts that don’t comply with a new Department of Health rule requiring that parents be allowed to opt out of student mask mandates amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Board Of Ed Asks For Record Per Student Funding IncreaseThe State Board of Education has decided to once again ask lawmakers for record per-student funding for public schools --- with the lion's share of the increase coming from local taxpayers.
Board Of Education Approves College Performance FundingA new performance-funding system for state colleges was approved Thursday by the State Board of Education, the latest step in Florida officials' drive to tie money for higher education to how well institutions and their students do.
Appeals Court Upholds Performance Pay LawAn appeals court Friday upheld a controversial law more closely tying teachers' pay to how well students do on tests, ruling that the Legislature didn't give too much leeway to the Florida Department of Education to decide how to implement the measure.
State's Board Of Education Approves Historic Budget PlanBacking a pledge made by Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Board of Education has approved a proposed 2015-16 budget that includes record per-student funding for public schools.
Lawmakers Consider How To Implement Education ReformsEducation will be at the forefront of the new legislative session this month.
Over 19,000 Comments Received On Common Core StandardsMore than 19,000 comments and suggestions have been submitted to the Florida Department of Education during the month-long review of the Common Core Standards for schools.
Board Votes To Keep School Grade Safety Net A controversial safety net put in place to keep Florida’s schools from dropping by more than one letter grade at a time will stay – for now.
Fla. Rep. Files Bill Aimed At Ending Common CoreIn the wake of conservative complaints that the nationwide "common core" standards could be the first step toward a federal takeover of schools, a Republican lawmaker has filed a bill meant to stop the initiative in Florida.
FL Education Summit Planned For Next Week Florida Governor Rick Scott will assemble education leaders for a summit next week to give the in-flux school system some direction, the governor's office announced Thursday.
Florida Picks Interim Schools Chief After Resignation Following the abrupt resignation of Tony Bennett, the education commissioner amidst a scandal that ultimately questioned his integrity, Florida’s Board of Education has picked a top state education official to fill in.
State Releases School Grades FridayThe Florida Board of Education released grades for most of the state's public schools Friday, but only after the scores underwent a last-minute overhaul.
Education Commissioner Proposes Tweak To School Grading SystemChanges may be coming to the way your child's school is graded.
Gov. Scott Touts Teacher Raise To School BoardGov. Rick Scott has sent a message to the state Board of Education about the importance of his proposed pay raise teachers.
Final Set Of FCAT 2.0 Scores Reveal Tougher Scoring StandardAs the school year comes to a close, the final set of scores from this year's Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test were released Tuesday and state education officials said the scores are better than they expected but South Florida numbers were lower than the state average in most cases.