Tag: Henry Kelley

Florida schools roundup: Hope, Gardiner scholarship bills, spending and more

Hope Scholarship: With some Florida school districts saying they’re confused by the law that offers state scholarships for bullied K-12 students, state Sen. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah, has filed a bill intended to clarify the rules and further expand the scholarship. S.B. 1410 would remove school districts from making any decisions[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Climate change, evolution, Bible classes, security and more

‘Alternative theories’: A bill is filed that would allow Florida school districts to teach students alternative theories to what it calls “controversial theories” such as evolution and human-created climate change in a “factual, objective and balanced manner.” The bill is sponsored by State Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, who says schools[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Security measures, nation’s report card and more

School security: The Broward County School Board accepts Superintendent Robert Runcie’s recommendation and votes unanimously against participating in the state’s guardian program to arm specified school employees. The district will ask the state if it can redirect money from the guardian program to hire resource officers. Sun-Sentinel. Miami Herald. The[Read More…]