Tag: Covid-19

Jacksonville Catholic school one of many schools hoping summer programs will address pandemic learning loss

As many students continue to struggle academically more than two years since COVID-19 hit, one Florida Catholic school has a focused plan to close the gap. Guardian Catholic School in Jacksonville, Florida, will offer learning opportunities for students in kindergarten through third grade during its summer program to help those[Read More…]

Teacher pay, settlement talks, more limits on comments at meetings and more

Around the state: Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he would approve a line in the state’s new budget that allocates $800 million toward upping teacher salaries, more limits may be coming on public comment at school board meetings in Pinellas, and discussions continue on the superintendent post in Volusia. Here are[Read More…]

Civics curriculum, mentorship programs, student learning losses and more

Around the state: Changes in district quarantine policies in Polk, students awarded for being courageous in Sarasota, new civics curriculum for Florida students and the state Legislature’s restraint ban. Here are details about those stories and other developments from the state’s districts, private schools, and colleges and universities: Miami-Dade: Graduation dates are[Read More…]

Student inspires Old Navy ad, mental health resources, metal detectors and more

Around the state: Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke in Okaloosa to highlight legislation that ends the FSA test in Florida, metal detectors are being implemented in Broward and Polk officials seek answers to their district survey. Here are details about those stories and other developments from the state’s districts, private schools, and[Read More…]

COVID cracked our education system; a new reform coalition must come together to fix it

Editor’s note: This commentary from Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, appeared Thursday on The 74. Anyone who cares about kids must rejoice over their being back in school with their peers. But that should not blind us to the[Read More…]

School bus driver shortage separates innovators from stragglers

Earlier this week, reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner wrote about the latest in a series of pandemic-related challenges for K-12 education: a severe shortage of school bus drivers, which is hampering the ability of schools to get children delivered to their classrooms. Now, Chad Aldeman, policy director of the Edunomics[Read More…]