Gainesville City Commission Votes To Discuss Shifting School Resource Officer Funding

WUFT PBS | Bryanna Basilio | June 15, 2020 The Gainesville City Commission is moving forward with a plan to extract its police department from school resource officer duties. In a Thursday meeting, city commissioners voted on the motion to negotiate with the Alachua County School Board to transition the cost of having officers in […]

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COVID-19, equity, police decisions lie ahead for school boards

Tampa Bay Times | Jeffrey S. Solochek | June 15, 2020 The major issues are piling up for school district leaders to consider as they move into the 2020-21 academic year. What will classes look like upon reopening from COVID-19 campus closures? How will the subject of racial justice and equity be handled? Will the role of campus […]

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Florida’s new academic standards are ‘weak,’ outside review says

Tampa Bay Times | Jeffrey S. Solochek | June 10, 2020 A rushed rewrite led to inadequacies, but reviewers say delays caused by the coronavirus outbreak could give the state time to improve the new standards Gov. Ron DeSantis called a special news conference in January to boast about Florida’s new educational standards, something he had promised […]

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STEM – CTE School Offers Free Summer Online Esports Camp

The Journal| Dian Schaffhauser An online public high school is planning for a free summer camp that delivers coding lessons in the morning for students and then runs esports lessons in the afternoon for those same students. It’s intended for students in grades 8-11. Capacity is limited to 500 campers in either of two camps, one focused […]

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