Tag: Mike Grego

Positive Post-its, attendance zone talks, anti-drug campaigns, library book policies and more

Around the state: Leon High recently wrapped up its annual Positively Post-It Week, Pasco county students could be expelled for fighting, and Casey DeSantis, wife of Gov. Ron DeSantis, is spearheading a campaign to bring awareness to Florida’s school children about the effects of drug and substance abuse. Here are[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Suspensions, charters, teacher bonuses and more

School suspensions: Before this past school year started, Miami-Dade County School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announced that the district would eliminate out-of-school suspensions. It hasn’t yet, but it has made significant headway, cutting those suspensions by 80 percent with a plan that includes in-class interventions focusing on at-risk students, changing the penalties for[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Desegregation, resume, supplemental pay and more

Desegregation case: The plaintiffs in a 50-year-old Pinellas County desegregation case are asking a federal court for help in enforcing the settlement. They allege the district is not fulfilling its commitment to provide safe schools for black students, isn’t treating them fairly in discipline cases, isn’t hiring and retaining black teachers, and is failing to[Read More…]