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.
Florida School Enrollment Falls Short Of ProjectionsFlorida has about 17,000 fewer students in its kindergarten-to-high school system than lawmakers anticipated this year, a new report shows.
Florida Study: Child Abuse Climbs After Friday Report CardsChild abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a Florida study suggests.
Broward County Public Schools Seeks 1/2 Mill Increase In Aug. 28 BallotThe Broward County Public Schools system is seeking a 1/2 mill increase on the August 28 primary election ballot for its “Secure the Next Generation” initiative.
More Schools Banning Backpacks As Students Return To ClassAs parents and children around the country begin heading back to class, more and more schools are banning backpacks from their buildings.
Scary Week For South Florida ParentsA student was arrested in Hallandale Beach on Monday after police said he told another student he planned to kill everyone in the school.
School District Forcing Students To Smile In Hallways, Reports SayA Pennsylvania school district is under fire for a policy that allegedly requires students to smile when walking in school hallways.
Puerto Rico Closing 283 Schools Over Sharp Drop In EnrollmentPuerto Rico is closing 283 schools this summer following a sharp drop in enrollment in the past year, officials said.
Linda Brown, Girl At Center Of 1954 School Segregation Ruling, Dies At 76The woman at the center of a Supreme Court ruling that changed our schools forever has died.