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ALYSSA’S LAW GOES INTO EFFECT THANKS TO FAMILY OF LATE PARKLAND STUDENT 

From Local 10 News
By Ian Margol   August 13, 2021

PARKLAND, Fla. – This upcoming school year, Alyssa’s Law officially goes into effect, which means every single public and charter school in Florida must have a mobile panic button system that can allow for immediate, clear communication with first responders during a life-threatening situation. READ MORE

 

HOW K-12 SCHOOLS ARE SWITCHING GEARS ON COLLEGE PREP AS TEST-OPTIONAL ADMISSIONS GROW

From K-12 DIVE
By Lauren Barack August 4, 2021

With two-thirds of four-year institutions not requiring the SAT or ACT for at least fall 2022 admissions, schools are exploring portfolios, early college and more. READ MORE

 

FLORIDA TEACHER SHORTAGE PREDICTED TO GROW TO 10,000 VACANCIES

From ClickOrlando News 6
By Merris Badcock   August 6, 2021

ORLANDO – It is a simple math problem that is not getting solved in a classroom. Florida has a shortage of teachers.
“I think it has gotten a lot worse,” said Andrew Spar, President of the Florida Education Association, the state’s largest association of professional employees.  READ MORE

 

FLORIDA TAXWATCH HIGHLIGHTS BACK-TO-SCHOOL SALES TAX HOLIDAY

From The Capitolist
by Jordan Kirkland | Jul 28, 2021

With the state’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday around the corner, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) is urging parents to take advantage of the savings that come with it.  READ MORE

 

HOW WILL SCHOOLS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE $7B FCC FUND TO ADDRESS THE HOMEWORK GAP? 

From K-12 DIVE

By Kara Arundel  July 30, 2021

Schools and libraries have only two more weeks to apply for $7.17 billion to support remote learning efforts through the Emergency Connectivity Fund program. The funding was included in the American Rescue Plan in an effort to solve the homework gap — a mission made more urgent due to pandemic school closures. READ MORE

 

 
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