Tag: Sen. Joe Negron

Florida schools roundup: Civil rights query, testing, athletics and more

Discrimination query: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights launches an investigation into the Pinellas County School District’s treatment of black students. The investigation will determine if the district is denying black student access to special programs and quality teachers, school leaders and support staff. Tampa Bay Times. Standardized testing:[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Budgets, testing, pre-K, tornado days and more

K-12 budget: The Senate and House make no progress on resolving their differences on education spending. Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, presented a final version of the bill to the House, but the cochair of the education budget conference committee, Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, apparently wanted to continue negotiating. So Gaetz ended the talks,[Read More…]