Tuesday was the second day on distance learning, the state's solution to keeping students safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with some glitches on day one, it appears that online learning is the new norm.
Schools across Florida will continue remote learning through the end of April, as outlined by the Florida Department Education.
Sunshine LaLonde started 2020 off with fun new side gig, teaching English to children in China on line via VIPKid.
With schools closed until at least next month, students will make the switch from classroom to remote learning.
Students lined the streets in one Orange County neighborhood as their teachers drove by in a parade of cars, honking and waving. Behind the wheel were teachers from Lake Silver Elementary School.
Teachers, parents and students in Seminole County are preparing for distance learning. Laptops were distributed on Monday and the distance learning begins next week, with instructors teaching from home.
Parents are reacting to the announcement that Florida schools would remain closed through March 30.
All public schools in Florida will close for a week following spring break, returning on March 30. In other news on Friday, the last of Central Florida's theme parks announced they would be suspending operations after the business day on Sunday.
A good defense against germs, including the coronavirus, is practicing good hygiene. Some students in Central Florida are getting a lesson on cleanliness.
The Board of Governors for the State University System of Florida is directing all universities in the state to implement a plan in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to include remote instruction for students over a two week period.
Students at Ocoee High School are getting their hands dirty by growing their own vegetables and herbs as part of horticulturist science program.
An Osceola County school was placed on lockdown due to a threat which was later determined to be a hoax.
The latest coronavirus spreads through droplets from coughing or from touching contaminated surfaces. Now, Brevard County Public Schools has a plan in place to curtail the possible spread of the virus.
A rolling computer lab is helping students across Osceola County.
Training for school resource officers is different in each county in Florida. The state does not oversee such training when officers move from the streets to the school. It is up to the law enforcement agency to offer a basic 40-hour course recommended by the state.
A baseball coach at Seminole High School who was recorded using profane language in a post-game video last year was later terminated from his coaching job. A day after FOX 35 News aired a report where the coach apologized for his actions, he was reinstated by the school district.
A teacher at Spirit Elementary School in Deltona is accused of kicking a student. That teacher has since been arrested.
There’s increasing concern over the number of dollars that are going into Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program.
Three different Central Florida school districts in a single week had to deal with lockdowns, heightened security, and alerts to parents and students due to potential threats. As is the case lately, most of those threats were discovered on social media.
Video recorded in Marion County shows what appears to be cars flying by stopped buses. The sheriff saw the video and now a crackdown has begun..