2021-22 school year

45 states have sent in plans to receive more federal COVID funds earmarked for schools; FL is not one of them

BY: - August 30, 2021

Florida is one of only five states that has not submitted a state plan for COVID relief to the U.S. Department of Education, holding up billions in federal funds to help the Florida education system recover from the impacts of COVID-19 in schools. These funds could be used to address learning loss among students due […]

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A conundrum: Two major health authorities differ on school masks

BY: - July 19, 2021

What should schools do when two major health-related groups conflict on how to handle the face-mask issue as the new academic year looms and the COVID-19 pandemic continues? Districts in Florida and elsewhere will have to figure that out, because as of Sunday, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that all school teachers, staff and […]

Florida 11th graders could take a free college entrance exam starting next school year if the state covers the cost

BY: - June 21, 2021

Florida 11th graders could take a national college entrance exam — either ACT or SAT — for free starting in the 2021-22 school year, if Gov. Ron DeSantis approves the legislation. The Florida Legislature approved the effort in a bill this spring, and lawmakers recently sent the bill to DeSantis’ desk for consideration. The bill […]