Author: Camille Knox

School threats, new mascots, scholarship programs, charter school databases and more

Around the state: An old mascot was retired and a new one was chosen at a Hillsborough high school, schools in Lee are reopening after Hurricane Ian, school board races heat up statewide, and school threats occurred in various districts. Here are details about those stories and other developments from the[Read More…]

Schools receive millions in recognition awards, Hurricane Ian updates, classroom grants and more

Around the state: U.S. President Joe Biden announced the formal launch of the federal application for student loan forgiveness, Gov. Ron DeSantis awarded $200 million in School Recognition Awards to public schools, districts rolled out their reopening plans in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, safety issues in Sarasota, and a[Read More…]

FSU’s new college of business building, school names, aid for bullied students and more

Around the state: Florida State University celebrated the groundbreaking of its new college of business building, a new attendance record was set in Marion, a state program helps bullied students, University of Florida shattered its fundraising goal, names were narrowed down for a new high school in Palm Beach, Hurricane[Read More…]

Jury makes recommendation in Parkland case, schools to reopen after Hurricane Ian and more

Around the state: A Florida jury has recommended life in prison for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, former President Mark Rosenberg returns to Florida International University, schools hit by Hurricane Ian are slated to reopen next week and restrictions were lifted on the Bible after a ban in Escambia. Here are[Read More…]

Hurricane Ian help, ACT scores drop, FHSAA form changes, mental health resources and more

Around the state: Enrollment help is being offered to families in the wake of Hurricane Ian, a jury began deliberations in the Nikolas Cruz trial, a FHSAA form sparks controversy and leads to changes, ACT scores hit their lowest point in three decades and community leaders participated in National Walk[Read More…]

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…]