Florida High School Seniors to Graduate Virtually AND Attend In-Person Ceremonies After Stay-at Home Orders Expire

Students in the Little Miami High School Class of 2019 on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Photo: www.littlemiamischools.com/ High school graduation is more than an end-of-the-year tradition in American high schools. It’s a right of passage in a way. To be able to go to a large venue in a cap and gown to celebrate four

Teachers Union Asks Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Keep Schools Closed Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

An empty school classroom. Photo: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com A teachers union on Tuesday, April 14 called on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to keep schools closed for the remainder of the school year. The Florida Education Association wants schools closed because the COVID-19 outbreak “presents a threat we cannot control.” Fedrick Ingram, president of the Florida

Online Classes in Florida Schools to be Offered this Summer Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

A student uses a laptop to study at school in Tampa, Florida, USA on February 6, 2019. Photo: Artsy Shot Photography/Shutterstock.com Distance learning is going to be a reality for the foreseeable future thanks to the growing concern of the spread of the coronavirus.  Schools in Florida are taking (and have taken) steps to make

FL Senate Debates College Athlete Pay

Doak Campbell Stadium, home of Florida State University Football, in Tallahassee, Florida, United States on February 15, 2020. Photo: C5 Media/Shutterstock.com Florida college athletes might be able to make off-the-field money soon thanks to an effort that was approved on Monday (March 9, 2020) by the Florida Senate. The bill currently awaits House action. The

South Florida Students Return to School Following Coronavirus Scare

Photo Credit: Lightspring/Shutterstock.com Thirty students and three teachers from a Palm Beach Gardens day school are back on campus after being confined to their homes for five days. The Benjamin School allowed the students and staff to return to their respective classrooms. The scare came after a student from China showed signs and symptoms of

Report Says College Enrollment in Florida is Declining

Photo Credit: Nirat.pix/Shutterstock A new report, titled “ Fall 2019 Current Term Enrollment Estimates,” shows Florida college enrollment is down by 52,328 students in terms of enrollment in an individual state. Compared to Fall 2018, postsecondary enrollment has decreased in 2019 by more than 231,000 students nationwide. This is according to new research from the

Funding for Education Top Priority on Governor DeSantis’ To-Do List

Photo Credit:  https://www.wctv.tv/Office of Governor Ron DeSantis. Governor Ron DeSantis proposed a record $91.4 billion state budget on Monday, November 16th. This would be the new state budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The governor’s budget also includes spending an additional $1 billion on teacher raises. The proposed budget is money that would mostly go