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NEW $2 MILLION DOJ GRANT WILL CREATE DASHBOARD TRACKING SCHOOL SAFETY INCIDENTS

From Florida Politics
By Anne Geggis   March 24, 2022

The effort jibes with the incident-reporting goals in a recent legislative update to the Marjory Stoneman High School Public Safety Act.
School-by-school data on safety incidents such as fights, stolen property or suspensions will be reported, for the first time, on a month-by-month basis through the state Department of Education (DOE) starting in 2023.  READ MORE

 

DESANTIS SIGNS A BILL THAT LIMITS THE TERMS OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND GIVES PARENTS A SAY IN INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

From WFSU Public Media
By News Service of Florida March 28, 2022

Calling it a move toward “curriculum transparency,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill that will intensify scrutiny of school library books and instructional materials and impose 12-year term limits on school board members.
Lawmakers approved the measure (HB 1467) during the legislative session that ended March 14.  READ MORE

 

DESANTIS SIGNS BILL TO REQUIRE FINANCIAL LITERACY CLASS FOR
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

From News 4 Jax
By Travis Gibson, Digital reporter/editor - Published: March 22, 2022

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday morning that will require all Florida high school students to pass a financial literacy class before graduating. READ MORE

 

FLORIDA GOV. RON DESANTIS APPROVES $800 MILLION TO INCREASE
TEACHER PAY

From ABC Action News
By: Matt Papaycik - March 21, 2022

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Florida is putting a record amount of money toward raising teacher pay.

Speaking at Renaissance Charter School in Wellington on Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he's approving $800 million from the state's new budget to increase the average minimum salary of teachers to at least $47,500.                READ MORE

 

 

DESANTIS SIGNS LAW ENDING FLORIDA’S YEAR-END SCHOOL TESTING

From Sun-Sentinel

Florida’s era of the big, anxiety-inducing, year-end “high-stakes testing” dreaded by students, parents and teachers alike is over. Almost. With a stroke of his pen Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill (SB 1048) scrapping the Florida Standards Assessment exams starting next year, replacing them with smaller, more frequent tests under a system that will provide more frequent progress monitoring.  READ MORE

 
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