Moment Of Silence In Schools Backed In Florida HouseWith the proposal’s sponsor saying children growing up now “have issues” in part because “they don’t have time for moments of reflection,” a House panel Tuesday approved a controversial bill that would mandate daily moments of silence in schools.
Florida House Seeks To Tie School Money To Actual EnrollmentHouse Republican leaders in the upcoming budget will seek to base public school funding on “actual enrollment,” after the state made a change this year that helped bolster districts financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proposal Would Allow Parents To Retain Kids Amid 'COVID Slide'Amid fears that a “COVID slide” will hamper Florida pupils’ learning gains, a key Senate panel on Wednesday signed off on a proposal to allow parents to retain K-8 students in their current grade level for the next school year.
Florida Senate Democrats Plan To 'Fight Like Hell' Against GOP Sweeping School Choice ProposalRepublican legislative leaders are lauding a sweeping school-choice measure filed Thursday, while Senate Democrats have vowed to “fight like hell” against the proposal.
Court Asked To Reconsider School Reopening FightThe Florida Education Association and other plaintiffs asked an appeals court Monday to reconsider a decision that backed Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran in a battle about reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida Appeals Court Sides With State In School Reopening FightSaying that “nothing in the emergency order requires any teacher or any student to return to the classroom,” a state appeals court Friday overturned a ruling that said Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran violated the Florida Constitution when he issued a July order aimed at reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida's Largest Teachers Union Pressing Gov. Ron DeSantis To Release Schools COVID DataCoronavirus cases are up 26% among children in Florida, but it's not known how many of those involve kids who have returned to schools. That's a question Gov. Ron DeSantis is under increasing pressure to answer.
Legal Battle Over Reopening Florida's Schools AdvancesSiding with teachers unions, a Leon County circuit judge on Friday refused to toss out lawsuits challenging Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran’s mandate that school districts reopen classrooms this month.
South Florida Families Look For Alternates To Help With Virtual SchoolingWhen school resumes in a few weeks, kitchen tables will once again turn in to classrooms as most South Florida students begin the school year virtually.
Florida Education Association Files Motion Seeking State From Opening Schools This MonthAttorneys for the Florida Education Association have filed a motion seeking a temporary injunction to keep the state from forcing brick and mortar schools to open this month.
Miami-Dade Could Start School Year Late As Gov. Ron DeSantis Says 'Have At It' To Districts Who Want To Delay OpeningMiami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho is reiterating his belief that it would not be appropriate for students to return to campus for in class learning right now and it seems Gov. Ron DeSantis agrees.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Stays Quiet On COVID-19 Liability IssuesTwenty-one Republican governors sent a letter this week to congressional leaders arguing that businesses, health care workers and schools need lawsuit protections because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis did not sign on.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Dept. Of Education Sued Over Reopening Of School CampusesA lawsuit has been filed to stop Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran from opening school campuses in the fall while the number of coronavirus cases continues to surge statewide.
'Putting Lives In Danger', Union Says Push To Reopen Florida Schools Is RushedThe head of a union that represents thousands of school employees said Monday that Florida’s push to reopen schools in August is rushed and “putting lives in danger.”