Tag: Ricky Sheppard

Florida schools roundup: Back to school, promotions, prayers, pay and more

Back to school: It’s back to school day for students in 38 of Florida’s 67 counties. Dixie and Washington counties also were supposed to start, but heavy rains have canceled the first day of classes. TCPalm. Florida Today. Fort Myers News-Press. Bradenton Herald. Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Gainesville Sun. Ocala Star Banner. Northwest Florida[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Absenteeism, scholarships, mentoring and more

Chronic absenteeism: Florida has the lowest rate in the United States of students who were chronically absent from school in the 2013-2014 school year, according to an analysis of U.S. Education Department statistics. Florida’s rate was 4.5 percent, well under the 13 percent national average. Associated Press. Scholarships for disabled: A study[Read More…]