Teachers, State Argue Over School Reopening As COVID-19 Deaths Surpass 10,000 In FloridaFlorida teachers and state officials argued in court over whether brick-and-mortar schools should be forced to reopen this month.
Florida School Superintendents Ask State To Address COVID-19 Testing IssuesAs Florida schools reopen this month, district superintendents are calling on state officials to address two major challenges: the need for rapid testing for COVID-19 and a statewide plan to handle students and staff members who test positive.
South Florida School Districts Continue To Work On Plans For The 2020-21 School YearThe heat is on to balance education with safety in South Florida, in light of the continuing pandemic.
Florida's Top Teachers Union Offers Proposal For Reopening SchoolsFlorida’s top teachers union on Tuesday unveiled its proposal for reopening public-school campuses in the fall as districts wait for final direction from the state Department of Education.
Florida Coronavirus Update: All Florida Schools Will Be Closed Through May 1All Florida schools, public and private, will be closed through May 1.
Plan Would Let ‘Job Growth’ Money Go To Florida Charter SchoolsFlorida charter schools would be eligible for money the governor controls for regional projects designed to create jobs, under a bill backed by a Senate committee Tuesday.
Cancer Awareness Instruction Sought At Florida SchoolsA Senate Democrat is seeking to require that Florida high-school students learn about preventing breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Florida Department of Education Wants To Move Quickly On School MisconductThe Florida Department of Education wants school districts to quickly report complaints about potential misconduct by school personnel to help expedite investigations that could lead to employees’ removal.
Legislative Measure Seeks To Require Parental 'Written Consent' For Children Services, Including Birth ControlA Florida Senate panel on Wednesday backed a proposal that would require parents to give written consent before minors can get mental-health services or be prescribed birth control at school.
Water Filters At Schools Get BackingThe Senate Education Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal that would require school districts to install filters on such things as drinking fountains in schools built before 1986.
Gov. DeSantis Wants $423 Million To Reward Teachers, PrincipalsGov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday he wants to plow nearly $423 million into a new effort to reward teachers and principals.