DeSantis doubles down on education policies
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is doubling down on his education policies. He has faced some backlash over reports of book bans and his administration's blocking of some African American studies coursework claiming it violated state law and was historically inaccurate.
Orange County buying vape detectors following Juul settlement
Juul is going to cut a big check to Orange County Public Schools as part of a national settlement. The district is receiving $5.4 million of that payout and officials want to make sure that money is going back to their students by trying to protect them from the dangers of vaping.
Florida lawmakers to take up universal school choice
Many states across the U.S. have adopted some sort of school choice program, allowing students in specific circumstances to use state funds to go to the school of their choice, but the concept of granting all school children this ability is growing in popularity, with several states either adopting such plans this year or moving in that direction. The Florida House and Senate have proposed bills that would greatly expand the voucher program to help any student attend private school, regardless of income or ability.
DeSantis ratchets up fight with College Board
As a feud over an African American studies course continues between Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration and the College Board, the governor said Monday that Florida will "look to re-evaluate" its relationship with the organization.
College Board releases framework for AP African Studies course
he College Board released its new framework on Wednesday for its AP African American Studies course, which came under scrutiny after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration blocked parts of the coursework claiming it violated state law and was historically inaccurate.
Teacher accidentally sets off panic alarm at Central Florida middle school
A scare at a local middle school put some parents on edge. A panic alarm was briefly set off at Greenwood Lakes Middle School putting the school into a lockdown.
New safety features in school buses help track students
New technology onboard school buses will help Osceola County safely track the nearly 23,000 students who board and exit the vehicles.
Florida teacher shortage prompting districts to rethink recruitment
Florida is once again facing a teacher shortage with over 9.000 openings statewide.
Eligibility for Florida's Bright Futures scholarships expanded
Florida high school students applying for the state’s college and vocational school scholarship program will be able to substitute paid work experience for volunteering under a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday.
Osceola County Public Schools is looking abroad to fill teacher openings
Osceola County Public Schools is recruiting teachers from outside the U.S to fill classrooms for the 2022-2023 school year. Board members say the district - like others across the state - ended the year with significantly more openings than in previous summers.
Teacher of the Week: Elhassanya Alibouch
Elhassanya Alibouch is a teacher at Winter Springs High School. Thank you for being our teacher of the week!
Teacher of the Week: Gina Martin
Gina Martin is a teacher at Bear Lake Elementary School in Seminole County. Thank you for being our teacher of the week!
Teacher of the Week: Heather Hejtmanek
Heather Hejtmanek is a teacher at Lake Weston Elementary in Orange County. Thank you for being our teacher of the week!
Symbols of hate in a hate school, parents say
Parents of students at Harmony High School in St. Cloud are disturbed over 'symbols of hate' that they said were used for classroom instruction.
Teacher of the Week: Nisha Phillip Malahoo
Nisha Phillip Malahoo is a 3rd grade teacher at Pinewood Elementary School in Orange County. Thank you for being our teacher of the week!
Teacher of the Week: Allison Garrett
Allison Garrett is a first grade teacher at Apollo Elementary School. Thank you for being our teacher of the week!
Teacher of the Week: Edward Adams
Edward Adams is a social studies teacher at Gateway High School! Thank you for being our teacher of the week!
Teacher of the Week: Magan Holt
Magan Holt is a kindergarten teacher at Bushnell Elementary School. Thank you for being our teacher of the week!
Gov. DeSantis signs bill eliminating Florida Standards Assessments exams
From St. Petersburg, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that abolishes the Florida Standards Assessment exams, which has been one of his priorities this legislative session.
Teaching history as it unfolds
The war in Ukraine is an important moment in world history that is playing out in real time. Instructors are using this as a teaching moment.