Tag: MaryEllen Elia

Florida schools roundup: Education bill, gun politics, school safety and more

Education bill: The Senate Education Committee unanimously approves a major rewrite of the House’s omnibus education bill, H.B. 7055. The Senate version would put armed law enforcement officers at every school in the state, make state scholarships available to bullied students with substantiated claims, boost oversight of private school choice programs,[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Transfers, regulations, charter schools and more

School transfers: School board members, administrators and coaches are concerned about proposed bills in the Legislature that would allow students and athletes to transfer to any school, and in some of the bills permit athletes to be immediately eligible to play. Orlando Sentinel. Regulation-free bill: Palm Beach School Superintendent Robert Avossa[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Superintendents, virtual school, community schools and more

Superintendents. Ex-Hillsborough superintendent MaryEllen Elia applies for the top post in Palm Beach County. Gradebook. Tampa Tribune. Virtual school. Florida Virtual School has begun offering a free online financial literacy course. WOFL. Community schools. The Escambia school district aims to create a community school with wraparound services. Pensacola News-Journal. Busing.[Read More…]