Tag: Betty Castor

Florida schools roundup: School safety, Legislature, achievement gap and more

School security: The Broward County School Board and the county have been awarded $1.2 million in grants from the Department of Justice to improve threat assessments and reporting, crisis interventions, training and mental health services. The grants were part of the $70 million awarded to U.S. school districts, law enforcement agencies and cities[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: ESSA plan approved, medical marijuana and more

ESSA plan approved: Florida’s plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act finally has won the approval of the U.S. Education Department. The state submitted five revisions of the accountability plan, including one this week, before Education Secretary Betsy DeVos gave her approval in a letter to Florida Education Commissioner[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: School grades, elected commissioner and more

School grades: State Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, files a bill that would give all Florida schools a grade of incomplete, arguing that the formula to determine grades requires learning gains that can’t be calculated. Gradebook. The recently released simulated school grade for Godby High School in Tallahassee demonstrates how the school is[Read More…]