Tag: Florida Board of Education

As deadline looms, Florida BOE orders district to compromise with charter school company

Get it done. Now. That was the firm directive that the Florida Board of Education gave Wednesday to Escambia County School District leaders who have yet to finalize a deal with a charter school company to take over struggling Warrington Middle School. “I’m trying to contain the level of frustration[Read More…]

State school board talks possible violations, teacher wish lists, new tool for parents and more

Around the state: The state board of education was scheduled to meet to discuss whether 10 school districts are violating new state laws and rules relating to the instruction of race, gender identity and sexual orientation, a new tool in Hillsborough will show parents what changes from an attendance boundary[Read More…]

Florida education commissioner assures school leaders, families that parental choice will remain top priority

The state’s top education official today stopped short of announcing a decision regarding online learning programs for the second half of the 2020-21 academic year but stressed a commitment to education choice. “The governor will take nothing less than full parental choice,” Richard Corcoran said during the Florida Board of[Read More…]

Florida Board of Education adjusts rules for Hope Scholarship for bullied students

Beginning this school year, Florida public school districts will be required to report to the Florida Department of Education how many families they have informed of the availability of a scholarship for victims of bullying. The Florida Board of Education approved the changes earlier today as part of its consent[Read More…]

Florida Board of Education considers multiple recommendations for reopening school campuses

As Florida officials prepare to discuss reopening brick-and-mortar schools in August, stakeholders urged members of the Florida Board of Education on Wednesday to use caution and involve health experts. In comparing the reopening to flipping a light switch, Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said he plans to “use a dimmer switch”[Read More…]

Florida Virtual School preparing to blast off

Editor’s note: This is a developing story; watch for updates. Like many states, Florida has quickly ramped up its online education offerings to temporarily replace brick-and-mortar schools that were closed in response to the COVID-19 virus. But those efforts are about to receive an injection of rocket fuel that will[Read More…]