Tag: State Sen. John Legg

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…]

Florida schools roundup: Class sizes, critical thinking, literacy plan and more

School class sizes: More than 60 percent of Florida schools now define themselves as schools of choice, which allows them to calculate class size as a schoolwide average rather than the room-by-room count non-choice schools must adhere to. State Sen. John Legg, R-Lutz, who chairs the Senate Education Committee, says new legislation will be[Read More…]