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Lori Berman, Joe Casello Want Schools to Go With On-Site Solar Power

This week, two Democrats in the Florida Legislature--state Sen. Lori Berman of Delray and state Rep. Joe Casello of Boynton Beach--showcased their proposal to “provide incentive for schools to upgrade their energy systems to...
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Florida Could Soon Vote on Taxing Marijuana for School Revenue

Last month, a Pew Research poll showed that 91 percent of Americans believe in some form of marijuana legalization. 

Lauren Book Brings Back Bill to Stop Secluding, Reform Restraining Disabled Students

Book filed her bill and showcased it on Tuesday, noting that it “proposes a pilot video monitoring program for self-contained classrooms, provides for additional training for staff, and more" and pointing to “several high profile stories of alleged abuse in Florida’s special education classrooms.” 
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Florida Debates If School Superintendents Should Be Elected or Appointed

In recent years, voters in several counties have been split over whether to elect a school superintendent or rely on an appointed one. From 2004 to 2017, voters in only three counties--Lake, Monroe and Polk Counties--abandoned having an elected school superintendent and moved to an appointed one. 

More Florida Schools Looking to Expand Testing Students for Drugs

Starting in September 2020, several public and private schools across Florida will begin to randomly drug test students, primarily focusing on high schoolers.

Richard Corcoran: NAEP Results Show Florida Needs to Raise Expectations for Students

This week, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran weighed in on the results of this year’s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 4th and 8th grade reading and mathematics assessments--and he is not exactly happy with the Sunshine State’s grades.

Florida Once Again Outpaces Most Other States in K-12 Education

Florida placed fourth in the latest rankings for the second year in a row.