New Initiative From Discovery Education Helps Students Continue Learning During the Summer Months and Prepares Educators for the Coming School Year

DISCOVERY EDUCATION PRESS RELEASE | June 8, 2020 Silver Spring, Md. (Monday, June 8, 2020) Discovery Education—the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms—today announced the launch of its new Summer of Learning initiative. Designed for all learners, the Summer of Learning initiative features a diverse collection of grab-and-go lessons and at-home […]

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Dawn Brown, a civics teacher at Crews Lake Middle School, leads students in a discussion about the English Bill of Rights and other documents that laid the foundation for the U.S. Constitution. Florida has required the course since 2012. [JEFFREY S. SOLOCHEK | Times]

Florida education department seeks input on civics standards

Gov. Ron DeSantis has pushed to change the curriculum since before he was elected. Tampa Bay Times | Jeffrey S. Solochek | Published 6/8/20 Since before he was elected, Gov. Ron DeSantis has contended that Floridians don’t know enough about civics and the constitution. He’s pushed to change the way they’re taught in the state’s classrooms. […]

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NBC 6 NEWS By Arlene Borenstein June 8, 2020

Summer Camp Outlines Changes After Reopening Amid Pandemic

Along with zip lines and rock climbing to the tops of trees, staying ahead of a pandemic is also part of this summer’s pastime at Camp Lingua in Southwest Ranches.  “We have to wash our hands and bring two pairs of shoes,” said one young camper, Emma Pares.  The camp now has color-coded hand washing […]

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Florida’s Schools Have Become a High-Stakes Experiment in Classroom Policing

reason.com | C.J. Ciaramella | June 8, 2020 Will a hiring surge for school police and renewed zeal for zero tolerance policies undo years of declining youth arrests in Florida? On the morning of Aug. 30, 2019, as Hurricane Dorian was bearing down on Florida’s Treasure Coast, Jamie Seiler was at the hospital where she […]

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