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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 […]

Online learning students must take statewide exams in-person at public schools, even during a pandemic

BY: - November 23, 2020

Several months ago, the state sent out a memo alerting administrators that Florida’s public school students will resume statewide testing for the 2020-21 academic year, even if the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Not all families would be happy about the hitch: Florida students will have to take the statewide assessments in person, regardless of whether they […]