Tag: Hurricane Matthew

Florida schools roundup: Bullying and literacy bills, hero teachers and more

Bills advance: A bill that would offer bullied students a state scholarship to attend private schools is approved by a Senate subcommittee. The bill for the Hope Scholarship program, filed by state Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Naples, was approved on a party-line vote by the Senate Pre-K-12 Education Appropriations Subcommittee. It would become the[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Teacher recruiting, H.B. 7069, retention and more

Teacher recruiting: The Palm Beach County School District is trying to fill open positions in part by recruiting teachers from neighboring Broward County. Broward teachers have received postcards boasting about Palm Beach County’s “highest teacher salary in south Florida” as well as affordable health insurance.“We’re trying to think differently about[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Teacher prep ratings, appeal, freeze effects and more

Teacher prep rules: The U.S. Education Department issues guidelines for states to rate colleges’ teacher preparation programs on an annual basis. The ratings would track teachers after graduation and show how they perform, which is intended to help aspiring teachers decide on which college to attend and to improve the colleges’ programs.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Testing, class sizes, equal education and more

School testing: The Lake County School Board is asking the Legislature to replace the Florida Standards Assessments test with another nationally accepted assessment test. Daily Commercial. Florida testing is putting a strain on high school marching bands in the Miami area. The state requires reading intervention for middle-schoolers with low test[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Closings, makeup days, rookie teachers and more

Some schools still closed: Communities along Florida’s east coast are recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew last week, and schools in several districts remain closed today. Florida Times-Union. WJCT. WJXT. WJAX. Florida Today. Palm Beach Post. WFTV. St. Augustine Record. Daytona Beach News-Journal. Fernandina Beach News-Leader. TCPalm. Palm Coast Observer. WWSB. The National[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Matthew, charters, prepaid, tweet regret and more

Matthew’s impact: As Hurricane Matthew works its way up Florida’s east coast, many of the state’s school districts remain closed today. Orlando Sentinel. Tampa Bay Times. WUSF. WFLA. WTSP. Fort Myers News-Press. Naples Daily News. Bradenton Herald. Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Ocala Star Banner. Daytona Beach News-Journal. Daily Commercial. WCTV. Charter schools: Just a week after[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Storm preparations, charter schools and more

Storm-watching: Many Florida school districts close in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew. Governor’s office. Associated Press. Romper. Miami Herald. Orlando Sentinel. Sun-Sentinel. Palm Beach Post. Florida Times-Union. Florida Today. Lakeland Ledger. WUSF. WTSP. Daily Commercial. Fort Myers News-Press. Naples Daily News. Gainesville Sun. Ocala Star Banner. Daytona Beach News-Journal. St. Augustine Record. Citrus[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Closings, open enrollment, plagiarism ban and more

Storm-watching: Many school districts along Florida’s east coast are closing Thursday and Friday because of Hurricane Matthew, while others are monitoring the path of the storm before deciding. Miami Herald. WSVN. Orlando Sentinel. WFTV. Sun-Sentinel. Palm Beach Post. WPBF. Florida Times-Union. WJXT. WTVJ. Florida Today. Lakeland Ledger. WFLA. Daytona Beach News-Journal. St. Augustine Record. Osceola News-Gazette. Open[Read More…]