Tag: Cathleen Morgan

Florida schools roundup: Security, Hope Scholarships, school closings and more

Issues for BOE: In its only meeting before the legislative sessions begins March 5, the Florida Board of Education urges lawmakers to boost funding for armed security and mental health services in schools, and to give districts greater flexibility on how they deploy the guardian program that arms school staff.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Retention ruling appeal, pay, enrollment and more

Retention appeal: The Florida Department of Education and two schools districts are appealing a judge’s ruling last week against the state’s policy for retaining third-graders. Leon County Judge Karen Gievers said the state was wrongly holding back third-graders who do poorly on the state Florida Standards Assessments tests or opt out from taking them.[Read More…]