The COVID-19 pandemic’s wrath in Florida has put a strain on families, had an outsized effect on Florida’s Black communities and forced schools to go virtual. Marked by interruption and uncertainty, young people had a particularly challenging 2020.
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to bring significant changes for K-12 schools, but perhaps none is more awaited by school leaders than a coronavirus mitigation and school reopening strategy.
What does allyship look like in practice? How can we challenge racism and promote broader inclusivity in the communities we live and work in? How can we celebrate intersectionality within the Latino community, hold space and be in solidarity with queer and Afro-Latinos, for example?
Alianza Center together with LULAC Florida this week started a campaign so that the ACCESS for ELLs test administered annually by the Department of Education to English language learners be postponed.
Just over 5,000 Palm Beach County teachers will see their salaries move to Florida’s new starting salary of $47,500 and some 8,000 others who are making close to that or more will see a 3.5% raise under a proposed contract up for school board approval Wednesday.
Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Northeast High School’s 2018 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam for being awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office for its invention of the Mosquito Agitator – a mosquito breeding disruptor. The device deters mosquitoes from laying eggs in standing water.
The 10-year-old will be going to the big game in Tampa, Florida, in February.