With summer school just two weeks away, parents who enroll their students in the Orange County School District’s extended school year say re-opening procedures have not been clear enough.
In Orange County, parents are waiting to learn what summer school will be like amid a coronavirus pandemic.
Osceola County has become the first school district in Central Florida to release a reopening plan that gives students three choices for the fall.
The head of Central Florida's largest school district is reacting to the announcement Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed on Thursday that he wants schools to reopen at full capacity in August.
College dreams have been put on hold by many due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, many students are turning to local community colleges as an alternative to the traditional university.
The next school year is now just three months away, but there are still many unknowns. Now, the Florida Education Association has outlined their recommendations on how to approach the year.
More than 100,000 parents responded to a survey from Orange County Public Schools, soliciting input on how to approach the next school year.
Plans are underway for students in Flagler County to drive across the finish line at Daytona International Speedway to celebrate their graduation.
President Donald Trump wants schools across the country to reopen as soon as possible.
Some students are having issues submitting Advanced Placement exam responses after the exams had to be administered virtually.
School districts are still trying to determine when and how to reopen classrooms to children. Orange County officials have sent out a survey to get feedback from parents.
School districts are trying to determine what classes will look like in the fall and that also includes Head Start planning. Head Start is an early childhood comprehensive program for low-income students ages 3 to 5. If students return to the classroom at the Head Start program, the youngsters won't have to social distance or wear masks officials have said.
Could homeschooling become a popular option for parents after the coronavirus lock down? A survey by a school choice advocacy group shows 40% of participants favor homeschooling moving forward.
Remote learning is particularly difficult for students with special needs and their parents.
Colleges are having to make tough decisions during the coronavirus pandemic. Rollins College, in Winter Park, announced it has had to slash $16 million dollars from its annual budget. Meanwhile, Valencia College, Orange County's community college system, has seen enrollment grow.
School districts across the state are discussing remote learning compared to the possibility of returning to classrooms in the fall while observing social distancing.
Home-schooling has been a challenge for parents who don't feel completely prepared for this era of distance learning. Now, a group of high school seniors is helping out as tutors.
While students are practicing distance learning, teachers are behind the scenes planning lessons that adapt to the new way of conducting class.
One governor has suggested that distance learning could be the future model of education. Could the same happen in Florida?
While there is less than a month left in the school year, some districts are considering distance learning over the summer and fall. The 2020-21 school year could also be delayed, starting after the Labor Day holiday.