Tag: Charlie Van Zant Jr.

Florida schools roundup: Superintendent of the year, H.B. 7069 lawsuit and more

Superintendent of year: Malcolm Thomas, leader of the Escambia County School District, is selected as Florida’s superintendent of the year by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents. “He’s a visionary, and above all there’s never any question in anybody’s mind where is heart is, and that is in the[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Scholarships upheld, retention suit, tax hike and more

Scholarships upheld: An appeals court affirms a lower court ruling that the state’s teachers union and other groups do not have legal standing to challenge the program that uses corporate tax credits to issue scholarships to low-income students. The groups claimed the program diverts fund from public schools, but the court ruled there[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Athlete transfers, spring break work and more

Athlete transfers: State Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, and Jerri Kelly, the athletic director at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, talk about the new transfer rules for high school student-athletes. WUSF. Spring break ‘homework’: Parents of students in Broward and Palm Beach counties complain that teachers assigned practice tests over spring break.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Guns in schools, testing proficiency and more

Guns, other bills: State Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, files a bill that would permit licensed concealed-carry holders to bring their firearms to elementary and secondary schools. It’s the third bill he’s filed that would expand rights to concealed carry permit holders. Bradenton Herald. WUSF. Dozens of education bills are filed as the[Read More…]