On Monday, June 6, Florida education commissioner Richard Corcoran issued an emergency order aimed at reopening schools in the fall. The Commissioner ordered public schools to reopen in August and offer “the full panoply of services” to students and families. The order stipulates that parents have the option of either sending their children back to
As part of the effort to ease some of the restrictions put in place because of COVID-19, the Department of Education in Florida has decided to go easy on recipients of Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The requirement to complete volunteer service hours will be temporarily suspended. Also, a deadline to earn qualifying standardized test
The Florida Department of Education is seeking the public’s input about reforming the “Common Core.”
As the school year kicks back up, Florida continues to suffer a major teacher shortage.
Public school students across the state will soon be taking mental health courses as part of a new requirement that Florida’s education leader is calling a “life saver.”
The Florida Department of Education is taking aim at schools without armed security guards after a survey revealed 200 schools are not complying with state law that mandates the safety measure.
The department launched a standards review portal where anyone with a vested interest in Florida’s public school curriculum can share their thoughts.