Tag: Barbara Jenkins

Florida schools roundup: Education bills, absentee students, homeless and more

Legislative bills: More education bills are filed for consideration in this year’s legislative session, which begins in March. Among them are a bill to require Bright Futures recipients to do community service to renew their scholarships, have the Florida Department of Education commission a study of other states with high-performing middle school[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Bonuses, testing, bullying, fitness, loans and more

Teacher bonuses: Almost 7,200 Florida teachers will receive bonuses of about $6,800 under the state’s Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program, the Department of Education announces. That’s 1,800 more than the number who got the bonuses last year, and represents 4 percent of the state’s teachers. First-year teachers can qualify[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Superintendent a finalist, religious banners and more

Superintendent honored: Barbara Jenkins, superintendent of the Orange County School District, is one of four finalists for the national superintendent of the year award given by the American Association of School Administrators. The winner will be announced March 2. Last month, Jenkins was named Florida’s superintendent of the year for 2017.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Top superintendent, school choice and more

Top superintendent: The Orange County School District’s Barbara Jenkins is named the state’s superintendent of the year at the Florida Association of District School Superintendents and Florida School Board Association conference. Jenkins became superintendent of the Orange school district in 2012. The district won the 2014 Broad Prize for Urban Education and[Read More…]