US Education Department To Take "Enforcement Action" If Florida Goes Forward With Defunding Broward And Alachua School Districts.The U.S. Department of Education is taking seriously the threat of withholding money from the Broward and Alachua counties' school districts over their mask policies.
Florida Poised To Revamp Civics EducationThe State Board of Education on Wednesday will consider adopting a proposal aimed at reshaping the way civic education is taught in public schools, culminating an effort set in motion by lawmakers this spring.
Florida School Quarantine Rule Could Be ExtendedThe State Board of Education on Wednesday will consider extending a temporary rule that allows students who are ordered to quarantine at home because of COVID-19 to be counted for attendance at school.
Florida Finally Submits Plan For Final $2.3 Billion In Federal School ReliefTwo days after the U.S. Department of Education asked why Florida was the only state in the nation that hadn’t submitted its proposal for the third phase of coronavirus relief money, the state has submitted its plan.
Students Told To 'Hold In Place' After Black Bear Sighting Near 2 Central Florida SchoolsOfficials at two central Florida schools ordered students to “hold in place" when a black bear was spotted near the campuses.
Gov. DeSantis Doubles Down On No School Mask Mandates, Says He's Protecting Parental RightsSaying he was protecting the rights of parents, Gov. Ron DeSantis has doubled down on his stance of no mask mandates for students in schools.
With State’s Standardized Testing ‘Season’ Looming, Lawmakers Look To Address 'COVID Slide'
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.