Education

Teacher in her classroom

Dear Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis: Stop forcing parents to be teachers

When I was growing up, my parents never helped me with my homework. I mean never.I grew up in a blue-collar Cleveland suburb and...
Schools

The challenges of opening school in the fall — in Florida and other states

Teachers, administrators and families want to get kids back in the classroom when it's safe, but shortages of custodians, bus drivers, and personal protective...

FL State Board of Ed approves controversial civics test for college grads; critics call...

The State Board of Education unanimously approved a new rule that allows Florida community colleges to accept a new and controversial test to fulfill...

Is the FL State Board of Education dumbing down college civics requirements?

From the principles of democracy to the history of our nation and the building blocks of government, civic literacy is important – so important...

Will FL expand summer school and extend the school year in 2020-21? State Board...

As Gov. Ron DeSantis gives the green light to open certain parts of Florida during COVID-19, K-12 public schools may be up for consideration,...
Graduation

Dissatisfied students and families in FL still want in-person graduation ceremonies when COVID-19 wanes

Thousands of students from Florida's 2020 high school graduating class aren't satisfied with virtual graduation ceremonies and want traditional in-person commencement exercises when COVID-19...

USF grad assistants fear COVID-19 could trigger job losses

With negotiations moving forward for graduate assistants at the University of South Florida, students are worried they may lose their jobs because of potential...

Florida universities get millions they can’t share with DACA students

WASHINGTON — Florida colleges and universities will receive nearly $740 million in emergency federal aid for COVID-19, but some of the state’s most vulnerable...

DeVos finalizes sexual assault rules that critics say ‘roll back the clock’

WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos finalized rules Wednesday that the administration says will improve due process in campus sexual assault cases, but...
Former Gov. Jeb Bush

Dealing with “losses of learning” during the coronavirus pandemic

With thousands of students likely to fall behind in their studies during the coronavirus pandemic, former Gov. Jeb Bush Tuesday discussed ways to get...

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