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COLLEGES ARE DITCHING REQUIRED ADMISSION TESTS OVER COVID-19. WILL THEY EVER GO BACK? 

From The Washington Post

By Nick Anderson June 15, 2020 

This is an article that highlights the Ivy League colleges that will not require a SAT or ACT score as a condition of college entrance. Will other colleges and universities do the same? We’ll have to wait and see. READ MORE

 

 

IN A SIGN OF SLOW CHARTER GROWTH, FEDS MAY LET STATES SHIFT STARTUP FUNDS TO HELP EXISTING SCHOOLS

From Chalkbeat

By Matt Barnum  Updated Jun 15, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education has approved Florida’s waiver request to use the $10 million in funding remaining in the state’s CSP grant to fund existing (as opposed to new) charter schools that enroll significant number of poor students. This is in addition to the CARES Act funding. READ MORE

 

FLORIDA EDUCATORS WANT STAGGERED SCHOOL SCHEDULES AMID CORONAVIRUS

From Sun Sentinel

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN
ASSOCIATED PRESS |JUN 03, 2020

Florida's largest association of educators called Tuesday for changing how schools operate in the era of the coronavirus — including staggering school schedules, suspending active-shooting drills and imposing social distancing rules on buses and campuses. READ MORE

 

SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT IN THE STATE CAPITAL CALLS ON GOVERNOR, EDUCATION COMMISSIONER: ‘PLEASE SEND OUR CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL’

From Florida Phoenix

By Danielle J. Brown-June 4, 2020 

School Supt. Rocky Hanna in Florida’s state capital called Thursday on Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to bring students back to school in August. READ MORE

 

COLLEGE BOARD PAUSES PLAN TO LET STUDENTS TAKE SAT TEST AT HOME THIS FALL 

From EdSurge
By Tony Wan  Jun 2, 2020

The College Board has “paused” efforts to let students take the SAT at home, a plan it shared in April as an available option for students who want to take the college-admissions test but are unable to with many testing centers shuttered by the pandemic.  READ MORE

 
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