Sunday, May 20, 2018

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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Pasco County schools get head start on hiring security guards

Pasco County schools get head start on hiring security guards

Pasco County schools have already begun hiring security guards to monitor elementary schools, just days after creating the new position.Florida's school districts have until August to recruit, hire and train at least one armed officer or guard for ev...
Published: 05/14/18
Pasco County middle, high schools to adjust daily schedules as result of 2017 hurricane

Pasco County middle, high schools to adjust daily schedules as result of 2017 hurricane

Students, teachers and staff at Pasco County's middle and high schools will see some changes in their daily schedules when they return to classes in the fall.Some campuses will see their start and end times shifted by a few minutes. Some will have th...
Published: 05/14/18
Florida education news: School security, technical education, prekindergarten and more

Florida education news: School security, technical education, prekindergarten and more

SCHOOL SECURITY: Pinellas County leaders had planned to place armed law enforcement officers in all public schools, to meet new state requirements. Lacking time and resources, they're now leaning toward using security guards instead, similar to ...
Published: 05/14/18
ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of May 6, 2018

ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of May 6, 2018

Finding a workable solution to help improve struggling schools isn’t easy. Changing the approach every few years can make the effort even harder. That’s what the Hillsborough County school district is finding as the administration encount...
Published: 05/12/18
Hillsborough school survey results are in

Hillsborough school survey results are in

Want to know how "happy" your child's school is?The Hillsborough County School District released a wealth of information this week, contained in its yearly surveys of students, teachers, parents and support employees.The most sophisticated instrument...
Published: 05/11/18
Meet the top public high school grads in Pinellas County for 2018

Meet the top public high school grads in Pinellas County for 2018

  After four years of classes, tests and extracurriculars, we gave the top graduates at Pinellas County’s public high schools one more assignment: Write a Twitter-length paragraph about what you’re thinking as graduation day approaches. ...
Published: 05/11/18
Is Florida school districts’ challenge of HB 7069 over logrolling concerns moot?

Is Florida school districts’ challenge of HB 7069 over logrolling concerns moot?

A three-page, single-subject bill from 2018 could end up undoing several Florida school boards' challenge of a complicated, controversial 274-page education omnibus from 2017 they've been trying to kill.The potential lawsuit slayer: The Legislature's...
Published: 05/11/18
Pasco charter school poised to grow again

Pasco charter school poised to grow again

A Pasco County charter school that focuses on the classics, including Latin instruction, has applied to expand its student enrollment by 20 percent in the fall.Classical Preparatory, founded by Anne Corcoran in 2014, has asked the School Board t...
Published: 05/11/18
Florida education news: Accountability, security, student improvement and more

Florida education news: Accountability, security, student improvement and more

ACCOUNTABILITY: Some Florida civil rights leaders have urged U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reject the state's latest plan to meet federal Every Student Succeeds Act rules. They say the proposal doesn't follow the law on testing in othe...
Published: 05/11/18
Civil rights groups urge U.S. Education Secretary DeVos to reject Florida’s latest accountability plan

Civil rights groups urge U.S. Education Secretary DeVos to reject Florida’s latest accountability plan

After several delays, the Florida Department of Education submitted its revised Every Student Succeeds Act plan to the federal government in mid April.Some civil rights group leaders want U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to do to the second versi...
Published: 05/10/18
Updated: 05/12/18