Step Up For Students Education Roundup

History standards up for review, bus driver shortage continues, gyms need A/C and more

Around the state: The Florida Department of Education is preparing for a review of history standards, bus drivers are being sought in Orange, some gyms in Alachua lack air conditioning, voucher funds are trickling in and school board races are heating up statewide. Here are details about those stories and other[Read More…]

Charity for students finds new home, art institutes close, artificial intelligence taught and more

Around the state: Some state school districts are teaching kids about artificial intelligence, a Pasco charity for students was displaced but found a new home, The Art Institute is closing its doors, club controversy continues in Alachua and Black history is being taught by community groups and churches. Here are details[Read More…]

Funding cuts at private schools, marching band to perform overseas, data breaches and more

Around the state: Funding was cut at four schools Gov. Ron DeSantis alleges have communist ties, a high school marching band in Venice is headed overseas to perform, the state of Florida leads the nation in book bans and a data breach occurred in Hillsborough. Here are details about those[Read More…]

Book challenges continue, school vouchers are unpaid, student advocacy efforts and more

Book review process: The school board in Brevard spent nearly two weeks debating their public comment policy, prompted by concerns that parents may disregard the book review process to fast-track getting a book off school library shelves through a loophole created by a new law. No changes were made to the[Read More…]

Pay hikes, school replacements, National Blue Ribbon honors, transportation changes and more

Broward: School employees here will be soon receiving bigger paychecks after the school board approved an agreement with workers unions. Under the deal, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, police officers and other school support staff will be paid 5.5% more, at least for the next four years. That’s after the county’s voters[Read More…]

Teacher pay raises and affordable housing sought for educators, books banned and more

Palm Beach: The future of a West Palm Beach private school for students with special needs is uncertain after school officials say they have not received their allotted funding from the state for scholarship students. Mountaineer’s School of Autism has been a cornerstone of the special needs community for years, but[Read More…]