Tag: Florida


Federal judge refuses to temporarily block Florida curriculum ban

November 7, 2023

Via: Higher Ed Dive

In May, DeSantis signed a bill into law limiting public college instruction on certain subjects, like “theories that systemic racism, sexism, oppression, and privilege are inherent in the institutions of the United States and were created to maintain social, political, […]

Educational Forms, Formal Education

Florida System Adopts the Classic Learning Test

September 11, 2023

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida voted Friday to accept the Classic Learning Test, a controversial standardized testing alternative to the SAT and ACT, on applications to its 12 campuses starting this fall. Florida is […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Florida bans DEI spending at all public colleges

May 15, 2023

Via: Higher Ed Dive

DeSantis, who is eyeing a 2024 presidential campaign and is widely considered to be a frontrunner if he declares, castigated university diversity programs as discriminatory in a Monday news conference at New College. “What this concept of DEI has been […]


Florida district leader pleads for storm recovery funds

April 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Сalling on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, state lawmakers and leaders in Congress for help, Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt pleaded Thursday for financial relief to help the Panhandle district recover from Hurricane Michael. Joined by school board members, county […]


Senate panel approves bill allowing armed Florida teachers

March 27, 2019

Via: Education Week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida teachers who volunteer could be permitted to carry guns in classrooms so long as they undergo firearms training and a mental health evaluation under legislation approved Tuesday by a state Senate committee. The Senate Infrastructure […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

State lawmakers making school leadership a top priority

November 19, 2018

Via: Education Dive

A report issued this year from New Leaders suggests that states’ growing efforts to develop and retain strong school leaders is a shift away from an era in which “when many states did not recognize the critical role principals and […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Florida Democrats fail in bid to get more money for schools

May 23, 2018

Via: Education Week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democratic legislators have failed in their bid to force the Republican-controlled Legislature to give more money to public schools. Two South Florida Democrats were trying to get legislators to hold a special session to change this […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Florida bill would shake up state’s college system

January 12, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Florida joins a growing number of states looking to exert more power over how public colleges spend state funds. There is a mounting perception that administrative bloat and waste unnecessarily inflate higher education costs, a perception that is furthered by […]

Editorial, Education Strategies, News, Secondary Education

Benefits and risks in replacing foreign languages with coding

March 28, 2016

Via: Kelly Redmond

The decision of Florida’s senators that allows high school students to study coding language as they would any foreign language is a premiere, and it has stirred quite a few debates on whether the coding courses rightfully match this curricular […]

Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

Florida lawmakers push personalized learning

March 2, 2016

Via: eSchool News

Five Lake County (Fla.) schools are working this year to give students more personalized lessons, ones that allow them to move ahead faster, if they are ready, or to get more tailored help, if they are struggling. It is an […]

Education Tech

Florida public schools may get to use alternative tests

January 28, 2016

Via: Education Week

Florida’s public schools may get to use alternative tests such as the SAT and ACT for their yearly tests. A Senate panel voted Tuesday for a bill that would give school districts the option of switching from the Florida Standards […]

Education Strategies, Education Tech, Preschool and Primary

Educational gaming expands in Florida district

January 14, 2016

Via: eSchool News

DimensionU’s educational gaming platform for math and literacy is expanding across 40 elementary and middle school after care sites in Florida’s Broward County. The DimensionU expansion kicked off in October 2015 and came about after two years of pilot programs […]