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CIVICS EDUCATION BILL CLEARS FINAL SENATE COMMITTEE

From Florida Politics

By Haley Brown   April 15, 2021

Students would receive a comparative analysis to countries under communist or totalitarian rule.
The Legislature is well on its way to adding a “comparative political ideology” component to civics education for Florida students. READ MORE

 

REPORT: PREPARE NOW FOR PREDICTED KINDERGARTEN 'BUBBLE' 

From K-12 DIVE

By Kara Arundel   April 13, 2021

Kindergarten students, who did not enroll or attend schooling in noticeable numbers during the pandemic, are expected to have larger participation rates next school year, and school systems are planning now to meet these young learners' needs. READ MORE

 

FLORIDA DEPT. OF EDUCATION ISSUES EMERGENCY ORDER WAIVING TEST REQUIREMENT FOR SENIORS, SERIES OF ADJUSTMENTS

From Florida Politics
By Kelly Hayes   April 10, 2021
The department also submitted a request for a waiver from federal requirements.
The Florida Department of Education issued an emergency order Friday that will allow high school seniors to graduate without taking a required state exam — a move in response to challenges brought on by the pandemic. READ MORE

 

 

DESANTIS PROPOSES $1,000 BONUSES FOR ‘HEROIC WORK’ OF TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS 

From The Orlando Sentinel
By Steven Lemongello and Leslie Postal
March 31, 2021

Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed Wednesday that public school teachers and principals earn $1,000 bonuses this year, paid for with federal COVID-19 funds. READ MORE

 

STATEWIDE TESTING BEGINS IN FLORIDA SCHOOLS WITH PANDEMIC PROTOCOLS IN PLACE 'The goal is to get everyone back in the classroom,' Richard Corcoran says

From WPTV.com
By: Matt Papaycik  March 21, 2021

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Florida's top education official on Wednesday hinted that distance learning related to the COVID-19 pandemic may not be in place next school year. READ MORE

 
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