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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 […]

Some schools may not be teaching African American history or other courses required by law but there’s no consequences

BY: - August 1, 2019

State lawmaker Geraldine Thompson, a member of Florida’s legislative black caucus, recalls talking to some educators about what their school teaches about the history of African Americans – a requirement in state law. The answer, Thompson said, was: “Oh yeah, we celebrated Martin Luther King’s birthday.” That seemed to be the extent of the mandated […]