Tag: Claire Sattler

Florida schools roundup: Transgender fight, new boards, rule changes and more

Transgender fight: Dozens of Pasco County parents are calling on the school board to reverse its decision to allow students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity choice. “Our gender is not assigned. We are created male and female. God is good,” resident Harry Chamness[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: ESSA plan, safety breakdowns, graduation rates and more

State’s ESSA plan rapped:¬†Florida’s plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act is the worst in the country in identifying persistently underperforming schools and working to improve student outcomes, according to a review of every state’s plan by 24 independent education advocates and leaders of both political parties.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Funding fears, board elections, panel meets and more

Funding fears: While school officials applaud voters for approving 18 ballot measures in August and November to help pay for expenses at schools, some fear that those approvals will embolden the Legislature to cut back funding and lean more on local tax efforts. That could lead to funding disparities based[Read More…]