Tag: Greg Rivers

Florida schools roundup: Budget, bills, testing, recess, workbook ban and more

K-12 spending: Legislators are touting the record spending on K-12 education in this year’s budget. But Orange County school officials and the Florida Education Association say the increase of about 1 percent doesn’t even cover inflation. Orlando Sentinel. News Service of Florida. House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, says there[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Recess, transfers, capital spending and more

School recess: A bill requiring a daily 20-minute recess in every Florida elementary school goes before the House’s K-12 education committee today. The bill, pushed hard by parents’ groups, would also prohibit schools from withholding recess as punishment. Orlando Sentinel. Gradebook. A large number of parents will rally for recess at the[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Teachers protest, sports changes and more

Teachers rally: Thousands of teachers rally at the state Capitol to protest the state’s education system. Their primary issues are overall state education funding, teacher pay and bonuses, and the reliance of testing for judging student achievement. Miami Herald. Palm Beach Post. Tallahassee Democrat. Fort Myers News-Press. Lakeland Ledger. Gainesville Sun. WSVN.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Guns in schools, testing proficiency and more

Guns, other bills: State Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, files a bill that would permit licensed concealed-carry holders to bring their firearms to elementary and secondary schools. It’s the third bill he’s filed that would expand rights to concealed carry permit holders. Bradenton Herald. WUSF. Dozens of education bills are filed as the[Read More…]