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.”
Florida Schools Ordered To Reopen In AugustEducation Commissioner Richard Corcoran on Monday ordered public schools to reopen in August and offer “the full panoply of services” to students and families.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Plans To Reopen Schools In Florida; Miami-Dade, Broward Decisions To ComeFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran unveiled their plan on Thursday to reopen schools for in-person learning in the fall of 2020.
Florida Coronavirus Update: Governor Ron DeSantis Undecided About Reopening SchoolsFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis is on the fence about shutting school campuses statewide for the rest of the academic year, but he said on Thursday some students may return to school sooner than others.
Florida School Testing Requirements Scrapped Because Of CoronavirusFlorida officials announced Tuesday they will eliminate testing requirements this spring for public-school students and extend the time in which kids will learn from home, as the state continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
Mental Health Days Sought For Florida StudentsFlorida school districts could allow students to cite mental-health reasons for excused absences, under a proposal approved Tuesday by a House panel.
Florida Senate Panel Signs Off On Overdose Drugs At SchoolsFlorida schools could soon stock up on naloxone, an antidote for people who overdose on opioids, under a proposal unanimously approved by the Senate Education Committee.