Federal Education Officials Ramp Up Pressure On Florida Schools MoneyThe U.S. Department of Education is ratcheting up pressure on Florida to submit a plan for how it intends to use the latest round of federal COVID-19 relief funding for schools.
Feds Pay First Florida School District For COVID-19 Mask MandateFlorida’s Alachua County School Board has received nearly $150,000 from President Joe Biden's administration to make up for state pay cuts imposed over a board's vote for a student anti-coronavirus mask mandate.
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Prominent Health Expert, FIU's Dr. Aileen Marty Applauds New Face Mask Recommendation For SchoolsA prominent health expert is applauding a new recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics that says all children over the age of 2 should wear face masks when going back to school.
'With Sigh Of Relief And Celebration': Florida Education Waiver Aids Students, Schools Amid PandemicAnswering the question of how the state would handle standardized testing this year, the Florida Department of Education issued an emergency order Friday waiving accountability measures tied to state exams.
CDC Set To Release New Guidelines For Reopening SchoolsThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week is set to release highly anticipated new guidance for getting children physically back to school during the coronavirus pandemic.
As COVID Cases Rise In Florida, Some Educators Disagree With Governor DeSantis' Decision To Keep Schools OpenAs coronavirus cases in Florida keep rising, some South Florida educators are voicing their disagreement with Governor Ron DeSantis' decision to keep public schools open.
Florida Schools To Remain Open In Spring As DeSantis Calls Closures 'Biggest Public Health Blunder In Modern American History'Gov. Ron DeSantis doubled down on his opposition to school closures on Monday by announcing Florida’s public schools will continue in-person learning through the spring semester, and parents will be notified and encouraged to send their children to in-person instruction if the student is not performing well with virtual instruction. However, parents can opt-out, allowing their child to remain virtual.
Veteran Teacher Speaks Out As COVID-19 Cases Jump To 90 At Miami-Dade County Public SchoolsA veteran Miami-Dade public schools teacher is speaking out as coronavirus cases continue to rise as expected.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Says Closing Schools In Spring A MistakeGov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that closing school campuses in the spring as the coronavirus pandemic took hold might have been one of the nation’s biggest “public health mistakes.”
Florida Among Least Safest States To Reopen Schools, Report FindsFlorida is not a very safe place for students to return to the classroom, a new report found.
Florida Judge Sides With Teachers Unions On Reopening SchoolsAccusing the state of ignoring the Florida Constitution, a Leon County circuit judge on Monday sided with teachers unions that challenged a state order mandating that schools resume in-person instruction this month amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.