School start time changes in Florida raise many questions. Here’s the latest
School officials will soon be gearing up to push back start times for many high schools under a new law that mandates changes to the beginning of the school day — but some lawmakers and education experts are wary of the challenges that could come with such a change.
PE teacher at Florida middle school accused of letting students fight on campus, district says
A physical education teacher at Johnson Middle School in Melbourne is on leave and under investigation after it was reported they allegedly played a role in “allowing students to fight on campus,” according to statements from the school and its district.
Jones High senior becomes 1st athlete at school to get full-ride to Ivy League college
Jones High School senior Zavier Avera is all smiles. That’s because he’s heading to Yale University in the fall and making history as the first athlete at his school to receive a full-ride to an Ivy League university.
Orlando Science Center, city officials partner on new STEM program for kids
The mission of the Orlando Science Center is to inspire science learning for life and to eliminate barriers to STEM education. That’s why at the beginning of this school year, OSC and the city of Orlando began the Neighborhood Science program.
Controversial bill targeting curriculum, hiring at Florida universities clears Senate committee
A measure designed to carry out parts of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ higher-education agenda moved forward Wednesday in the Senate, after changes that included a proposal to give university presidents ultimate hiring authority at their schools.
Orange County teacher receives support, backlash over controversial TikTok videos
The videos featured students in a variety of skits, including one satirizing alleged attempts at book bans by the state and another that features several students bowing down a trio of Black students for Black History Month.
‘Inflammatory and sexualized:’ Florida pushes school districts to drop CDC youth risk survey
Orange County Public Schools will no longer participate in an annual national study charting risky behaviors in students, according to correspondence from the Florida Department of Education thanking the district for the change and criticizing the survey.
More charges filed in case of Seminole student with special needs abused on bus, district says
Additional charges have been filed in Seminole County in the case of a school bus driver accused of abusing a student with special needs and a bus monitor who investigators say saw it happen but did not report it, according to a district spokesperson.