Tag: Ed Davidson

Florida schools roundup: Early degrees, tweeting, job security, charters and more

Early degrees: About eight Florida Atlantic University High School students finish high school with a bachelor’s degree each year. The Boca Raton school is believed to be the only one in the United States where students can earn a high school diploma and a bachelor’s degree at the same time. Associated Press. Tweet trouble: The Miami-Dade Schools[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: No homework, school choices, recess drive and more

No homework: Mandatory homework is out at Henry S. West Laboratory School, a public K-8 in Coral Gables. School officials say students will no longer be graded on homework or penalized if they don’t finish the optional assignments. Principal Barbara Soto Pujadas says the school’s families are overstressed and overscheduled. Miami Herald. Neighborhood schools: The[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Scandal, evaluations, tall high school and more

Miramar High scandal: A 3,000-page report concludes that officials at Miramar High School allowed students to cheat, made questionable grade changes and showed favoritism to football players in 2014. Former principal Brian Faso and current assistant principal Cornelia Hoff deny any wrongdoing and say they will fight any disciplinary action. The[Read More…]