Tag: Monroe County School District

Financial literacy bill, presidential pick at USF, reading level disparities and more

Across the state: Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a financial literacy bill, the school board in Escambia is meeting about weapons policies, reading level disparities in Alachua and funding woes in Leon. Here are details about those stories and other developments from the state’s districts, private schools, and colleges and universities: Brevard:[Read More…]

Florida roundup: School counselors, accreditation, Common Core & more

School counselors: Lee County schools’ tight budget has left the district with one school counselor to every 532 high students, one to 565 middle school students and one to 923 elementary students. The recommended ratio is 1-250 at every school level. News-Press. Ivy league: This senior and farmerworker’s son might be the first kid from rural LaBelle[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Grad rates, charter school conversions, school nurses & more

FCAT: Florida releases scores today for reading, math and science. Miami Herald. Graduation rates: Florida sees strong growth in grad rates, report finds. Gradebook. Florida’s high school graduation rates for Hispanics tops nation. Orlando Sentinel and Miami Herald. Charter school conversion: Rowlett parents weigh the benefits of converting their district school into[Read More…]

Florida roundup: parent trigger, teacher pay, district charter schools & more

Charter schools. Some big ideas on tap for today’s discussion in the Senate Education Committee, including a proposal to let school districts start their own charter schools. Tampa Bay Times. Tax credit scholarships. Jewish groups let lawmakers know much they value them. South Florida Sun Sentinel. Parent trigger. Senate sponsor[Read More…]