Author: Camille Knox

D.A.R.E. program returns, portable classrooms, food programs, teacher vacancies and more

Across the state: Pay increases coming to Lake teachers, the D.A.R.E. program is headed to Jackson, a STEM building is headed to Gulf Coast State College and there are thousands of teacher vacancies statewide. Here are details about those stories and other developments from the state’s districts, private schools, and colleges[Read More…]

School grades released statewide, new building hurdles, free meals and more

Around the state: The Florida Department of Education released school grades statewide, Hillsborough officials face hurdles in building new schools, free meals in Charlotte and  crowdfunding for teacher wish lists in Seminole. Here are details about those stories and others from the state’s districts, private schools, and colleges and universities:[Read More…]

School board races, teacher shortages, new university presidents and more

Around the state: School board races heat up, teacher shortages statewide, a boost in spending on school safety in St. Johns, resignations at a high school in Pinellas and new presidents at Saint Leo University and University of North Florida. Here are details about those stories and others from the state’s[Read More…]

Back to school drives, career fairs, STEM organizations and more

Around the state: An upcoming career fair in Citrus, help for children of domestic violence survivors in Pinellas, college open houses and STEM support for Black girls. Here are details about those stories and others from the state’s districts, private schools, and colleges and universities: Pinellas: With summer break in[Read More…]

Job fairs, scholarship money, celebrity chef visits, a new career center and more

Around the state: Scholarship funds are available for minority students in Volusia, a new library book circulation policy rolls out in Flagler, teachers in Santa Rosa are recruiting teachers and an elementary school music program has been extended in some Florida classrooms. Here are details about those stories and other[Read More…]

Positive Post-its, attendance zone talks, anti-drug campaigns, library book policies and more

Around the state: Leon High recently wrapped up its annual Positively Post-It Week, Pasco county students could be expelled for fighting, and Casey DeSantis, wife of Gov. Ron DeSantis, is spearheading a campaign to bring awareness to Florida’s school children about the effects of drug and substance abuse. Here are[Read More…]

Financial literacy bill, presidential pick at USF, reading level disparities and more

Across the state: Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a financial literacy bill, the school board in Escambia is meeting about weapons policies, reading level disparities in Alachua and funding woes in Leon. Here are details about those stories and other developments from the state’s districts, private schools, and colleges and universities: Brevard:[Read More…]

Teacher pay, settlement talks, more limits on comments at meetings and more

Around the state: Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he would approve a line in the state’s new budget that allocates $800 million toward upping teacher salaries, more limits may be coming on public comment at school board meetings in Pinellas, and discussions continue on the superintendent post in Volusia. Here are[Read More…]