Florida Hospitals Grapple With Lack Of Testing AgentsAfter Gov. Ron DeSantis last week lifted restrictions on businesses such as bars and restaurants and as flu season approaches, questions are mounting about whether results of COVID-19 tests can be processed quickly enough to notice any upturns in cases.
2 New Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing Sites Open Up In Miami-DadeHealth officials announced Tuesday the opening of two new walk-up COVID-19 testing sites in Miami-Dade County.
Florida Mulls More COVID-19 Testing At Homes For DisabledGov. Ron DeSantis’ administration appears poised to address rising criticism over its handling of COVID-19 in group homes that take care of residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Florida Boosts COVID-19 Testing For Long-Term Care WorkersStaff members at nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be required to be tested for COVID-19 every two weeks under a pair of emergency rules issued Wednesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration.
Coronavirus Update: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces 2 New Walk-Up Testing Sites In BrowardFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that South Florida will get two new walk-up COVID-19 testing sites in Broward to help alleviate the long lines at Hard Rock Stadium.
Coronavirus Update: Issues Reported At Hard Rock Stadium Testing SiteMore than 400 people were tested for COVID-19 Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium. But for some of those people, this is not their first time being tested. The wrong kind of test kits were used on some people in the first two days of testing.
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.
Test Grade Eliminations Result Of State Going "Too Far, Too Fast"Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho spoke out Tuesday after Monday’s big news when it comes to testing in South Florida.
FSA Testing Resumes Day After Technical GlitchIt appears, following Monday's technical glitches, that the Florida Standards Assessment test is running smoothly in both Miami-Dade and Broward County.
After Backlash, Florida Puts Limits On Standardized TestingFlorida is placing limits on standardized tests that were first expanded by former Governor Jeb Bush.
Curbs On Florida School Testing Passed By Florida SenateThe Florida Senate passed a bill that would have students spend no more than 45 hours a year on standardized tests.
Testing Bill On Hold Amid Debate Over High-Level CoursesLegislation that would overhaul Florida's testing program for public schools was in suspended animation Wednesday, as senators weigh whether to exempt some students in high-level classes from statewide standardized tests.
Senate Bill Looks At Testing FalloutA Senate panel approved a revamped version of testing legislation Thursday, potentially paving the way for an audit of the botched rollout of the state's new standardized tests and making clear that school districts would be repaid if the state recovers damages from the contractor running the exams.
House Unanimously Approves Testing BillThe House approved a bill that would lower the amount of tests given at Florida public schools.
Florida Testing Debate Shifts For RepublicansFor years, debates about holding Florida teachers and schools accountable followed a predictable pattern: Democrats and teachers unions criticized the plans as being too heavily reliant on standardized testing, while Republicans pushed through the plans and insisted that measuring student progress ensures children will learn. This year, the terms of the debate have changed.