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(4 days ago) Florida is the last state to submit a plan to the U.S. Department of Education that’s required before more than $2.3 billion in federal aid for Florida schools can be released, according to a

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Attacks on school boards are baseless and unfair …

(5 days ago) Attacks on public education are not new. Education policy in Florida has for years been dominated by an expansion of vouchers that funnel our tax dollars into private schools

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Teachers reluctant to download app designed to save …

(Just Now) Palm Beach County Schools have installed the app on all district devices, including laptops, spokeswoman Claudia Shea said. The district sent …

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Their jobs made them get vaccinated. They refused.

(5 days ago) 18 hours ago · Failing to meet the New York City Education Department’s vaccination deadline, Valdez lost her job this month. She is among the 4% of the city’s roughly 150,000 public school employees who …

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Fried: Student mask requirements help keep COVID cases

(4 days ago) Mask mandates at schools have been a political flashpoint across the U.S. Some parents vigorously opposed forcing students to wear masks in the …

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12,000 students leave Broward schools

(7 days ago) That drop was the second-highest in the past 15 years, surpassed only by last year. Students moved to other districts, private schools, home …

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Florida submits plan for final $2.3 billion in school

(5 days ago) Florida submitted its plan to draw down its remaining $2.3 billion in federal school relief money late Wednesday, two days after the U.S. ramped up pressure because it …

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Parents taking Florida school mask fight to federal

(1 days ago) “The propriety of any of these policies — including whether masks should be mandated in schools — are decisions reserved for the legislative and executive branches. Ultimately, appellees

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A genuine work of art

(2 days ago) Board of Education decision desegregating public schools. The New York Giants won the World Series, not the Super Bowl. Gas was 21 cents per gallon. A …

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Florida failed to show-and-tell plans for $2.3B in federal

(4 days ago) Florida is the only state that failed to submit a plan by deadline for how it will spend billions of dollars of federal COVID-19 relief money meant to help schools weather the pandemic, federal

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State: Mask mandate bans were response to health emergency

(3 days ago) Florida health officials saw COVID-19 as a serious enough threat last month to take immediate action in schools, but the solution — banning mask requirements — …

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Judge to rule soon on school mask mandates

(7 days ago) A judge is expected to decide by Nov. 5 whether school districts or parents have the final say on whether a child wears a mask or is quarantined. A …

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Disappointed by Broward schools’ Scientology ties

(3 days ago) 2 days ago · Broward schools should contact the authors of Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz. It is a New York Times bestseller by Michael Bornstein and his …

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Had schools been graded, many would get D's & F's.

(9 days ago) These declines changed some schools from high-performing to failing schools. Nova Blanche Forman Elementary in Davie was A-rated in 2019 and has rarely fallen below a …

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How one school board recall in suburban Milwaukee

(8 days ago) “There was this narrative that I, as a board member, elected to close the schools down because it would directly benefit my pocketbook, which is the farthest thing from the truth,” Khan said.

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More COVID-19 testing could come to South Florida schools

(2 days ago) Palm Beach and Broward counties each had over 1,800 students on stay-home orders on Monday. Palm Beach County schools reported 181 new COVID-19 cases, while Broward reported 15. Miami-Dade schools

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Muslim holiday gets support from Broward School Board

(5 days ago) About 19% prefer a calendar that starts Wednesday, Aug. 17 and ends Friday, June 9 with April 21 as a holiday. This is the option members of the Muslim community and several School

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Feds award Broward schools $421,000 over mask mandate

(1 days ago) The Biden administration has awarded the Broward school district $420,957 to replace state cuts over its decision to maintain a mask mandate in schools. The funding is …

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Legislators should work with school boards, not poison

(3 days ago) A proposed constitutional amendment would make all school board races partisan. Florida’s public schools already are dealing with the new …

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Eight Florida school districts penalized for mask mandates

(6 days ago) Schools still botched threat assessments, 2 years after Parkland shooting . Florida’s bars can reopen starting Monday . Slain Hollywood officer was a traveler and adventurer .

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Broward schools mandate masks, defying Gov. Ron DeSantis

(6 days ago) Broward County students will have to wear masks in schools, and parents won’t be able to easily opt out, the School Board decided Tuesday, setting up …

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Quarantines could be latest Broward School Board debate

(Just Now) As a feud over mask mandates continues, the Broward School Board will decide Tuesday whether to pick another fight with the state over COVID-19 policies — this time about quarantines. The School

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FAU and 5 other schools trying to jump to American

(5 days ago) Six schools from Conference USA, including Florida Atlantic, UAB and Texas-San Antonio, have applied for membership to the American Athletic Conference and are expected to be accepted by the end

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Flush with federal COVID relief, schools steer funding to

(4 days ago) The money is part of a $123 billion infusion intended to help schools reopen and recover from the pandemic. But with few limits on how the funding can be spent, The Associated Press found that

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Plan to give job to Broward superintendent Cartwright

(8 days ago) A request to name Vickie Cartwright as Broward’s permanent schools superintendent could add more friction for a school board that’s been deeply …

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Kathy Koch, Broward schools PR chief, investigated over

(9 days ago) Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie hugs Chief Communications Officer Kathy Koch at the end of an April 27, 2021, meeting where he announced he was stepping down. Although the testimony

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South Florida schools may not have to follow state order

(6 days ago) Schools are currently grappling with how to reopen campuses — shuttered in March to stop the spread of the coronavirus — in the face of rising cases in Florida. The state’s total number of

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COVID-19 concerns close two Florida school districts

(6 days ago) Gulf County schools Superintendent Jim Norton announced earlier this week that the district would close schools Wednesday through Friday. “We recognize that face-to …

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IDF soldiers visit South Florida Jewish schools

(9 days ago) 2 days ago · Students at Boca Raton Jewish schools were able to meet four soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces. During their South Florida visit, the IDF soldiers spoke about their time serving in …

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If remote teaching ends, here are some options if you want

(3 days ago) Many charter schools, which are privately run but paid for with tax money, have online learning options. In Palm Beach County, search for charter schools at palmbeachschools.org . …

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Give Florida schools the money to reopen safely and

(8 days ago) Last week, the Florida Education Association released its “priorities and recommendations” for the first full academic year since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the state and caused schools

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Schools still mishandled threats after Parkland shooting

(6 days ago) Two years after missed warning signs contributed to a school massacre in Parkland, the Broward School District was still failing to adequately respond …

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State to withhold School Board salaries over masks

(2 days ago) Broward schools could lose about $31,182 a month for requiring students to wear masks. The state Board of Educations plans to dock the pay of …

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Judge won't reconsider ruling backing DeSantis on school

(9 days ago) Rejecting arguments by parents of children with disabilities, a federal judge has refused to reconsider a decision that backed Gov. Ron DeSantis in a battle about student mask requirements in schools.

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Broward computers at-risk for major attacks, tech chief

(8 days ago) RELATED: Hackers demand up to $40 million from Broward schools » When School Board member Donna Korn questioned the spending, Dunn said, …

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Elementary and middle schools without enough students may

(9 days ago) Many of Broward’s most popular charter schools, including Renaissance, Franklin Academy and Somerset Academy, are K-8 schools. District-run elementary schools have lost about 20,000 students in

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About Florida's Charter Schools: Unsupervised

(5 days ago) A: Magnet schools also have academic themes and can enroll students beyond their boundaries. These schools, however, adhere to school-district policies and are under the jurisdiction of the locally elected school board. Charter schools are overseen by independent volunteer governing boards.

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Florida lawmakers approve school-safety bill that allows

(2 days ago) The Florida Legislature sent a controversial school safety bill to the governor that would allow teachers to carry guns at schools. Gov. Ron DeSantis has indicated he will sign the bill, but it's

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‘I need an army’: Across America, schools cram for their

(5 days ago) Schools had to hope that no one needed medical attention during the hour or two it could take to test all those students, said superintendent Carlee Simon — “like, a kid doesn’t have an

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Most Broward students able to return to schools full time

(9 days ago) All schools have been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but as indicators are starting to look more favorable in Broward County, Runcie said he hopes schools can open sometime

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Florida charter school closures average 20 per year

(2 days ago) The 654 charter schools receive public funding but can act more independently than traditional public schools. The report showed 160 charter schools

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How do you know if your child is gifted

(6 days ago) The district has 16 elementary schools that are regional centers, receiving gifted children from other schools that don’t have gifted programs, and 80 schools that have their own full-time

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Schools to get more portable classrooms in coming years

(5 days ago) Schools get half of the $2.7 billion the tax is expected to generate over the course of 10 years. The additions to the Boca Raton schools are among …

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5 Palm Beach County schools sanitized after people with

(5 days ago) Five schools in Palm Beach County have been or will be sanitized over the past week after someone with the MRSA infection visited the schools. …

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Broward school repair program soars to $436 million over

(5 days ago) Broward School Board members want a plan for how the district plans to manage skyrocketing costs and long delays in the $800 million bond …

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Courts should side with teachers in reopening Florida

(Just Now) Broward County schools will open as scheduled on Aug. 19, but only with distance learning. All of the county’s COVID-19 numbers are trending badly in the wrong direction.

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For Broward teachers, paid maternity leave is long overdue

(2 days ago) The quality of schools can be directly connected to how the people who work in said schools are treated. If employees are paid a quality salary, provided with …

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