Florida School Headlines

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

  • 9 Investigates Florida nursing programs not meeting state standards - WFTV Orlando
  • 9 Investigates Florida nursing programs not meeting state standards WFTV Orlando Other Central Florida schools, including Daytona State College, Seminole State and Valencia College, had passage rates above the national average. However, some local schools have had consistent read more...




  • Lagging on LGBT Rights, University of Miami Finally Announces Gender Neutral ... - Miami New Times
  • Miami New Times Lagging on LGBT Rights, University of Miami Finally Announces Gender Neutral ... Miami New Times That's behind the four stars that both the University of North Florida and Central Florida received (many other Florida schools like UF and FSU did not partic read more...




  • Cuba: Florida's State Schools Get Some Academic Freedom - Huffington Post
  • Cuba: Florida's State Schools Get Some Academic Freedom Huffington Post This was too bad for Florida schools as a whole and, in particular, for the many Cuban-American students and faculty in the state system. As I've written elsewhere, to form an autonomous judgment read more...




  • Fun 'Tennis on Campus' Club Programs Growing at Florida Colleges - USTA Florida (press release) (blog)
  • USTA Florida (press release) (blog) Fun 'Tennis on Campus' Club Programs Growing at Florida Colleges USTA Florida (press release) (blog) Lest you think that Tennis on Campus is just hit and giggle tennis, Florida schools participate in the USTA Florida College Champi read more...




  • Jeb's charter school calamity: How the former Florida governor forged an ... - Salon
  • Salon Jeb's charter school calamity: How the former Florida governor forged an ... Salon ?Some things should be run like a business,? she tells me in a coffee shop near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ?Education isn't one of those things.? Jensen lives in Broward County, j read more...




  • Jeb Bush has the legacy, but Sen. John Legg is Florida's current go-to leader ... - Tampabay.com
  • Tampabay.com Jeb Bush has the legacy, but Sen. John Legg is Florida's current go-to leader ... Tampabay.com "He's carried the water for the Bush foundation on many issues," said outgoing Florida Education Association president Andy Ford, referring to Bush's Found read more...




  • State, school district puzzle over how to use flawed test results - TBO.com
  • State, school district puzzle over how to use flawed test results TBO.com Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said in a news release that based on the review, performed by independent testing company Alpine Testing Solutions and edCount LLC, the scores will still be u read more...




  • Sunday, July 5th, 2015

  • Lake School Board considers ban on corporal punishment - Orlando Sentinel
  • Orlando Sentinel Lake School Board considers ban on corporal punishment Orlando Sentinel Lake could become last central Florida school district to delete paddling policy. Each year, Leesburg father James Moore scans down the Lake County Schools consent form to Permission 3, read more...




  • Georgia Dept. of Education names CPO - SC Magazine
  • Georgia Dept. of Education names CPO SC Magazine Williams began her career in data reporting in a Florida school district. ?As innovations in classroom technology continue, even greater attention to the protection of student data is necessary,? State School Superintendent Ri read more...




  • Backers of Bush Nonprofit Include Banks, Schools, Lottery - EDGE Boston
  • Backers of Bush Nonprofit Include Banks, Schools, Lottery EDGE Boston That leaves unknown the source of over $2.3 million given from 2011 to 2013 to a group formed "to make Florida's education system a model for the nation." ___. Associated Press writer Gary Fineout in T read more...




  • A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida's leading newspapers - SaintPetersBlog (blog)
  • SaintPetersBlog (blog) A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida's leading newspapers SaintPetersBlog (blog) Florida education policy has become even odder, thanks to last-minute budget meddling by lawmakers. The Legislature that preaches fiscal prudence allocated $44 read more...




  • Multi-Cultural Approach to Education Helps KLA Schools Stand Out at ... - Military Technologies
  • Multi-Cultural Approach to Education Helps KLA Schools Stand Out at ... Military Technologies With 11 locations throughout Florida, Illinois, and Washington, the company is expanding their presence into Texas, Oregon, California and Florida. Schools are inspired by the Reggi read more...




  • KLA Schools expanding with new location in West Kendall - Miami's Community Newspapers
  • KLA Schools expanding with new location in West Kendall Miami\'s Community Newspapers With 11 locations throughout Florida, Illinois and Washington, the company is expanding its presence into Texas, Oregon, California and Florida. Schools are inspired by the Reggio Emilia ph read more...




  • State: 25% of Broward charters operating in red - Sun Sentinel
  • Sun Sentinel State: 25% of Broward charters operating in red Sun Sentinel More than three dozen of South Florida's charter schools finished last year with a deficit, a state audit shows, raising questions about their abilities to operate long-term. The report showed the read more...




  • One in eight Florida charter schools facing deficits, audit shows - Tampabay.com (blog)
  • One in eight Florida charter schools facing deficits, audit shows Tampabay.com (blog) A recently released state audit shows that 76 of 615 Florida charter schools ended 2013-14 with a financial deficit, while 31 charters had material weaknesses with their internal financial read more...




  • NWF Schools to Receive Extra Funding for Military-Related Students - WJHG-TV
  • WJHG-TV NWF Schools to Receive Extra Funding for Military-Related Students WJHG-TV What's called the ?military-connected student supplement? is part of a multi-year initiative by Senator Gaetz and Representative Gaetz to make Florida and Florida schools the most military read more...




  • Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

  • What landed in Florida's education budget? - Tampabay.com (blog)
  • What landed in Florida's education budget? Tampabay.com (blog) Florida lawmakers have a cooling off period to review their proposed 2015-16 spending plan before voting on it. The details are many, tucked away in pages of text. To get a good understanding of the education read more...




  • Two Local Principals Complete Statewide Leadership Program - WCTV
  • WCTV Two Local Principals Complete Statewide Leadership Program WCTV Desoto Trail Elementary's Michele Keltner and W.T. Moore Elementary's Sue Kraul were two of 147 graduates of the Florida Education Commissioner's Leadership Academy. The graduation ceremony mark read more...




  • Will Jeb Bush's Education Record Win Him The Nomination, Or Destroy Him? - American Spectator (blog)
  • Will Jeb Bush's Education Record Win Him The Nomination, Or Destroy Him? American Spectator (blog) A-plus made a series of sweeping changes to Florida schools, based on three core principles: higher standards, accountability for schools, and increased school choice. The read more...




  • Monday, June 15th, 2015

  • Texas teacher fired after Internet post about cop in viral pool incident - Police News
  • Texas teacher fired after Internet post about cop in viral pool incident Police News DALLAS ? A West Texas school district has fired a teacher who said online that she was inclined to support racial segregation after watching widely circulated video of a white officer wrestl read more...




  • Jeb Bush Leans Heavy on FL Record in Speech, But Does it Hold Up? - People's Pundit Daily (subscription)
  • People\'s Pundit Daily (subscription) Jeb Bush Leans Heavy on FL Record in Speech, But Does it Hold Up? People\'s Pundit Daily (subscription) ?After 15 years of this approach, students are a little better at taking tests,? Florida Education Association (FEA) spokesman Mark P read more...




  • 18 All Star Safe, Healthy & Drug Free Schools Honored by Informed Families - Jackson County Floridan
  • 18 All Star Safe, Healthy & Drug Free Schools Honored by Informed Families Jackson County Floridan Go Team! 18 schools across the State of Florida just earned bragging rights for their outstanding efforts to help prevent students from underage drinking and substance abus read more...




  • FHSAA adds a ninth state championship classification - Orlando Sentinel (blog)
  • Orlando Sentinel (blog) FHSAA adds a ninth state championship classification Orlando Sentinel (blog) The Florida High School Athletic Association board of directors on Tuesday approved a proposal that will add a ninth classification for five of its major team sports. Basebal read more...




  • Rural Florida Schools Could Benefit From Gov. Scott's Budget Proposal - Education Week (subscription) (blog)
  • Education Week (subscription) (blog) Rural Florida Schools Could Benefit From Gov. Scott's Budget Proposal Education Week (subscription) (blog) Rural schools in Florida could see benefits from Gov. Rick Scott's current budget proposal, which seeks to increase funding read more...




  • How Jeb Bush's Education Record Will Change The 2016 Republican Primary - WLRN
  • WLRN How Jeb Bush's Education Record Will Change The 2016 Republican Primary WLRN Education has been a signature issue for Bush. He helped start Florida's first charter school. He says schools and teachers should be judged on student performance. He pushed for vouche read more...




  • Here's what Jeb Bush really did to public education in Florida - Washington Post (blog)
  • Here's what Jeb Bush really did to public education in Florida Washington Post (blog) Now that Jeb Bush is officially in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, expect his campaign to talk a lot about school reforms he spearheaded in Florida when he was read more...




  • Ousted Miramar coach sues Broward Schools - Sun Sentinel
  • Sun Sentinel Ousted Miramar coach sues Broward Schools Sun Sentinel Former Miramar football coach Matt Strout, here on the sideline for the Patriots in October, is suing Broward Schools for wrongful termination. Former Miramar football coach Matt Strout, here on the sideline read more...




  • Sunday, May 31st, 2015

  • NY's New Education Commissioner: Communication Is Key - WAMC
  • WAMC NY's New Education Commissioner: Communication Is Key WAMC Wendy Liberatore, Statewide Communications Coordinator with the Alliance For Quality Education, hopes Elia's hands-on work in the Florida school district will equip her to support the diverse needs of Ne read more...




  • Local parents warn of brain-eating amoeba that took son's life - WESH Orlando
  • WESH Orlando Local parents warn of brain-eating amoeba that took son's life WESH Orlando AND BRING YOU UPDATES AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE. BACK TO YOU. A CENTRAL FLORIDA SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS A HEALTH WARNING FOR PARENTS TONIGHT. BE WARE OF A DEADLY AMOEBA IN LAKES THIS SUMM read more...




  • Dangerous overreach feared as school district monitors social media activity for ... - BizPac Review
  • BizPac Review Dangerous overreach feared as school district monitors social media activity for ... BizPac Review Ben Franklin once said that ?those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither,? but a Florida school district is willing to take the risk. The Orange Coun read more...




  • Former Western New Yorker MaryEllen Elia elected as state education chief - Buffalo News
  • Former Western New Yorker MaryEllen Elia elected as state education chief Buffalo News Although Florida's education system historically has been considered inferior to those in the Northeast, the Sunshine State has made significant gains in the past decade. During that t read more...




  • New Manatee interim superintendent sworn in - WTSP 10 News
  • New Manatee interim superintendent sworn in WTSP 10 News In addition, the Manatee District led all like-sized school districts in Florida in improving the academic performance of students in struggling schools. The academic improvements were so significant, Florida Education read more...




  • What's on tap for Florida education in the coming special session? - Tampabay.com (blog)
  • What's on tap for Florida education in the coming special session? Tampabay.com (blog) Florida lawmakers head back to Tallahassee on Monday to finish what they couldn't resolve during their two month regular session, namely a budget for the looming fiscal year. Of co read more...




  • Obama Admin Went To Jeb For Common Core Tips - Daily Caller
  • Obama Admin Went To Jeb For Common Core Tips Daily Caller Emails released Thursday by BuzzFeed reveal that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sought and received advice about Common Core from an unlikely source: former Florida Gov. and possible Republican presidential candid read more...




  • SEC softball supremacy - Gainesville Sun
  • SEC softball supremacy Gainesville Sun ?The Florida schools were playing slow-pitch,? Michigan coach Carol Hutchins said. ?But the SEC decided it wanted to play (fast-pitch) softball and they wanted to be good at it.? It took awhile but when you fast forward to this Women read more...




  • Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

  • Bucking experts' advice, Florida school district weighs earlier start for high ... - Greenfield Daily Reporter
  • Bucking experts' advice, Florida school district weighs earlier start for high ... Greenfield Daily Reporter Manatee County's school board is set to debate starting high school start times 15 minutes earlier in a Tuesday meeting. Under the proposal, classes would beg read more...




  • Florida, Warwick budgets pass - The Warwick Advertiser
  • Florida, Warwick budgets pass The Warwick Advertiser WARWICK ? Voters in the Warwick and Florida school districts approved their respective budget plans Tuesday. Florida School District voters were more enthusiastic, lending heavy favor to a $20.4 million budget. There were read more...




  • Regents pick Fla. superintendent as education commish - Long Island Business News
  • Long Island Business News Regents pick Fla. superintendent as education commish Long Island Business News MaryEllen Elia, who rose from a reading teacher to the leader of a Florida school district that's among the biggest in the nation, on Tuesday was named New York Stat read more...




  • Former Superintendent of School District in Florida to Take Over State ... - NY1
  • NY1 Former Superintendent of School District in Florida to Take Over State ... NY1 NY1's Lindsey Christ filed the following report. With a unanimous vote, the state Board of Regents appointed MaryEllen Elia, a former superintendent of a sprawling Florida school district, read more...




  • George LeMieux, Debbie Mayfield Make Honor Roll; Andy Gardiner, Dems Don't - Sunshine State News
  • George LeMieux, Debbie Mayfield Make Honor Roll; Andy Gardiner, Dems Don't Sunshine State News This judge threw out a lawsuit by the Florida Education Association (FEA) which contended that the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTCS) program is unconstitutional. The FTCS i read more...




  • ALBANY, NY (CBSMiami/AP) ? A Florida school superintendent will lead New ... - CBS Local
  • CBS Local ALBANY, NY (CBSMiami/AP) ? A Florida school superintendent will lead New ... CBS Local The Board of Regents voted unanimously Tuesday to hire MaryEllen Elia as the New York Education Commissioner at a salary of $250,000 a year. Elia most recently led the Hillsborou read more...




  • WNY native Elia to become state education chief - Buffalo News
  • WNY native Elia to become state education chief Buffalo News Although Florida's education system historically has been considered inferior to those in the Northeast, the Sunshine State has made significant gains in the past decade. During that time, Florida students' read more...




  • Former Hillsborough schools chief Elia to become education commissioner in ... - Tampabay.com
  • Tampabay.com Former Hillsborough schools chief Elia to become education commissioner in ... Tampabay.com Statements of support came from the American Federation of Teachers and the Florida Education Association. "New York will be lucky to have MaryEllen," said Andy Ford, pre read more...




  • Elia inherits controversy as new education chief - Buffalo News
  • Buffalo News Elia inherits controversy as new education chief Buffalo News Standardized testing and school accountability have been a longstanding part of Florida's education system. In fact, former Gov. Jeb Bush significantly expanded the use of tests long before No Chi read more...




  • MaryEllen Elia appointed New York State education commissioner - Newsday
  • MaryEllen Elia appointed New York State education commissioner Newsday ALBANY -- A former Florida schools official, who voiced strong support for embattled teachers, was appointed Tuesday as New York State's new education commissioner. The state Board of Regents voted to read more...




  • Saturday, May 9th, 2015

  • Legg formally objects to Senate commendation for teachers union leader - TBO.com (blog)
  • Legg formally objects to Senate commendation for teachers union leader TBO.com (blog) Ford is the president of the Florida Education Association, which has long opposed school vouchers and charter schools, issues dear to Legg. He's chairman of the Pre-K?12 Education comm read more...




  • Budget uncertainty leaves school districts struggling - Bradenton Herald
  • Budget uncertainty leaves school districts struggling Bradenton Herald ?I feel confident that the FEFP will go up,? Corcoran said, referencing the Florida Education Finance Program formula that is used to award state tax dollars to local school districts. With state economis read more...




  • Marijuana makes up for majority of drug related reports in South Florida public ... - Local 10
  • Local 10 Marijuana makes up for majority of drug related reports in South Florida public ... Local 10 Marijuana was the more common substance reported in South Florida schools during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years, Florida Department of Education records show. The read more...




  • Brother International Corporation and Staples Helps 1500 Students Celebrate ... - PR Newswire (press release)
  • Brother International Corporation and Staples Helps 1500 Students Celebrate ... PR Newswire (press release) BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Brother International Corporation, a multi-billion dollar leader in technology for offices of all sizes, teaming up with read more...




  • The Miseducation of Florida - Miami's Community Newspapers
  • Miami\'s Community Newspapers The Miseducation of Florida Miami\'s Community Newspapers While this doesn't quite mean the end of the world for Florida schools, it throws them into an awkward situation as basic information like the dollar amount per student has yet to be read more...