Florida Virtual School Hosts First-Time Student Career Fair and Expo

Young student participating in virtual class on laptop – Courtesy: Florida Virtual School The inaugural Student Career Fair and Expo at Florida Virtual School (FLVS) drew over 375 students and numerous industry professionals from across the state on February 29. Students got the chance to attend presentations and network with experts from throughout the state

Grades for all schools and school districts in Florida have been distributed– Here are the results for our 11 area districts

Education, Elementary School – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Syda Productions On Monday, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) disclosed the grades for the 2022–2023 academic year. While school districts in Alachua, Baker, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, and Union scored a “B,” those in St. Johns, Clay, and Nassau counties all received an “A.” The Putnam

Singer Pink is set to give away 2,000 ‘banned’ books at concerts in Florida

Pink during her show at Rock in Rio 2019 in the city of Rio de Janeiro – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by A.PAES At her concerts in Miami this week, singer Pink will give away 2,000 complimentary copies of books that have been “banned” by some Florida schools to her fans. The celebrity has entered

Some Florida students are switching to a four-day school week

Volusia County, Florida, school switches to four-day week – Wide Angle View Of High School Students Sitting At Desks In Classroom Using Laptops — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Monkey Business Images Some pupils in Volusia County, Florida, have a shorter school week. The weekend officially begins when the bell rings at the conclusion of the day

Best-selling children’s book banned in Florida due to allegations of “Damaged Souls”

Facade to the Miami-Dade County Public Library building with an art exhibition entrance located within the downtown 2nd Avenue community and touristic neighborhoods on June 26, 2019. Photo and Caption: Hernando Sorzano/Shutterstock.com One of the best-selling books in the Arthur series for kids could be banned after a conservative claimant alleged it “damaged souls.” The

New Black history standards adopted by the Florida Board of Education are criticized as “a big step backward”

Classroom – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by smolaw A new set of guidelines for how Black history should be taught in the state’s public schools, which the Florida Board of Education adopted, drew criticism from advocates for education and civil rights who believed that pupils should be able to understand the “full truth” of American

Florida bill proposes 12-month school plan for elementary students

Florida bill proposes longer schooling – Elementary school kids in a classroom raising their hands – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Monkey Business Images TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate started debating a plan on Tuesday that would implement a trial year-round school program at a few primary schools. “The purpose of the program is for

DeSantis is considering doing away with AP courses completely. Here’s how it will affect Florida students

AP course textbooks – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Chris Worldwide The College Board’s new AP African American Studies course has drawn criticism from Florida’s Republican governor, who described it as brainwashing and lacking in educational merit. This week, Ron DeSantis went even further, proposing that the College Board, a nonprofit organization that manages the

Here’s a list of all books that are under review or banned in Central Florida schools

Stack of books – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by jakkaje879 More than 2,500 books have been removed from school shelves in America in the past year as conservative groups coordinate their focus on literature for various reasons, frequently because of racial or gender themes. In the period from July 2021 to June 2022, PEN America’s

Over 7,600 fake nursing diplomas in alleged wire fraud scheme were issued in Florida

Nursing – Nurse holding patient’s hand – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by sasirin pamai Following the discovery of an alleged conspiracy at three South Florida nursing schools by federal agents, thousands of currently employed nurses in the United States may be using phony academic qualifications. According to the Department of Justice, the now-closed institutions allegedly