Tag: Karen Gievers

Florida schools roundup: Scandal, evaluations, tall high school and more

Miramar High scandal: A 3,000-page report concludes that officials at Miramar High School allowed students to cheat, made questionable grade changes and showed favoritism to football players in 2014. Former principal Brian Faso and current assistant principal Cornelia Hoff deny any wrongdoing and say they will fight any disciplinary action. The[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: More retention appeals, primary elections and more

More appeals: Seminole and Broward counties are joining the Florida Department of Education and Orange and Hernando counties in appealing a judge’s ruling last week against the state’s policy for retaining third-graders. All say that Leon County Judge Karen Gievers improperly ignored their requests for a change of venue from Tallahassee to local[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Retention ruling appeal, pay, enrollment and more

Retention appeal: The Florida Department of Education and two schools districts are appealing a judge’s ruling last week against the state’s policy for retaining third-graders. Leon County Judge Karen Gievers said the state was wrongly holding back third-graders who do poorly on the state Florida Standards Assessments tests or opt out from taking them.[Read More…]