Author: Camille Knox

Addressing the teacher shortage, new superintendents, aging buses and more

Around the state: New superintendents were sworn in in school districts that include Sarasota and Broward, a job fair will be held to address the nationwide teacher shortage, Flagler officials are working to get new buses to replace their aging fleet and faculty are leaving New College of Florida. Here[Read More…]

Solar system fun for middle-schoolers, mayoral resolutions, smalltooth sawfish and more

Pasco: VU Tampa Bay is a state-of-the-art virtual production studio in Tampa’s University Mall that has used Hollywood-level technology to assist brands like Mercedes and John Deere. Recently, the entire solar system was unveiled on a 100-foot LED screen for middle-schoolers at Dayspring Academy in Pasco. VU was tasked with[Read More…]

Staffing woes plaguing districts, presidential search issues at FAU, loan forgiveness and more

Across the state: The State University System of Florida is investigating the presidential search at Florida Atlantic University, the Florida Board of Education is meeting this week to weigh approval of proposed rules, staffing shortages are plaguing districts across the state as the first day of school approaches and books[Read More…]

Lobster research, school job fairs, free meals for students and more

Around the state: A job fair will be held in Okaloosa, lobsters were donated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for research by schools in the Keys and a doctoral student at Florida State University started a company to help solve a research problem.  Here are details about those[Read More…]

Combating summer slide, bus drivers needed, a youth orchestra audit and more

Miami-Dade: A Black student who recently graduated from MAST Academy in Key Biscayne has accused two faculty members of discrimination and filed a complaint with Miami-Dade Public Schools. In the complaint, Aniyah Upshaw claimed a teacher and assistant principal allegedly used racially discriminating comments toward her during separate incidents. The school[Read More…]

Student earns record-breaking GPA, yearbook debate, legislator tapped as president and more

Miami-Dade: Students in this district wrapped classes on Wednesday. While summer vacation is here, the district grappled with challenges during the school year that included a teachers union protest and figuring out compliance with new laws. “Connect and inspire, and to me, that’s what this school year was all about,” said[Read More…]

Students with perfect attendance rewarded, superintendent search, new principals and more

Miami-Dade: Miami educators in addition to literary and civil rights organizations gathered Tuesday to raise awareness about censorship and to offer a rebuttal to the recent decision to restrict four titles from elementary students in one Miami-Dade school. The event drew a crowd of about 300 community members, teachers and young[Read More…]

Piano fundraiser, school safety summit, Freedom School history lessons and more

Miami-Dade: As high school seniors here walk across the graduation stage to get their diplomas this month, many are hearing the words of poet Amanda Gorman. Steve Gallon, a school board member, says he’s quoting from Gorman’s poem, “The Hill We Climb,” in every graduation speech he gives. The references[Read More…]