Tag: Gary Shiffrin

District joins vaping suit, student killed by school bus, education spending, teacher pensions and more

District joins vaping suit: Seminole County School Board members vote 4-1 to join school districts in Palm Beach and Brevard counties and around the country in suing the e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs…

Student hit, killed by bus: A 15-year-old Palm Beach County student was struck and killed by a school bus as she crossed a street in West Palm Beach on Wednesday morning. Natasha Dwyer, a sophomore at Inlet Grove High School, was in the crosswalk when she was hit by the bus. The bus driver had a green light, according to sheriff’s deputies, and he told them he didn’t see the girl…

U.S. education budget: U.S. spending on education would increase by $1.3 billion under the budget approved this week by the House of Representatives. The Senate is expected to pass the bill by Friday…

Florida schools roundup: Test-subbing, bonuses, contract talks and more

Test-subbing questioned: Florida’s plan to let school districts decide whether to substitute state standardized assessment tests with the SAT or ACT probably won’t work, according to a report prepared by the Assessments Solutions Group and presented to the Florida Department of Education and the Legislature. The study’s authors say neither[Read More…]