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Equity & Diversity Anti-LBGTQ Hate Online Rose Sharply After Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Passed
The rhetoric centered on false accusations about the "grooming" of young children, a study finds.
Eesha Pendharkar, August 15, 2022
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Teacher Preparation States Crack Open the Door to Teachers Without College Degrees
Citing vacancies, Florida now permits military veterans without a degree to teach, and Arizona will allow educators still in college.
Madeline Will, August 2, 2022
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Curriculum Miami School Board Reverses Itself, Approves Sex Ed. Textbook
The board reversed itself again to accept the text but to maintain a block on access on the more controversial chapters.
The Associated Press, August 1, 2022
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Participants with the Alliance for GLBTQ Youth march at the annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade in Miami Beach, Fla.
Participants with the Alliance for GLBTQ Youth march at the annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade in Miami Beach, Fla.
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Equity & Diversity Florida to Schools: Don't Follow Federal LGBTQ Protections
Florida advised school districts to ignore protections for LGBTQ students the Biden administration is trying to implement.
The Associated Press, August 1, 2022
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Student Well-Being Video Student Trauma Rates Are Higher Than Ever. How Play Therapy Can Help
One program is teaching students to manage their emotions and build their communication skills at a young age through play therapy.
Lauren Santucci, July 22, 2022
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Curriculum Florida School Board Rejects Sex Ed. Textbook Under Pressure
Critics said the material was not age appropriate for students in middle and high school.
The Associated Press, July 22, 2022
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Jimbo Jackson, the long time principal of Fort Braden Elementary School in Tallahassee, Fla., died May 28, 2022, after first contracting COVID-19 in 2020.
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School & District Management Obituary Principal Who Criticized His State's Return-to-School Mandate Dies From Long COVID
Jimbo Jackson was remembered as a man "who always had time for children."
Apoorvaa Mandar Bichu, July 19, 2022
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Social Studies Florida Is Placing Limits on Social Studies Textbooks. Here’s What Has to Go
Earlier this year, Florida drew national attention for rejecting math textbooks. Could the same happen with social studies?
Ileana Najarro, July 14, 2022
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Social Studies Revamped Florida Civics Education Aims for ‘Patriotism.’ Will It Catch On Elsewhere?
In what could be a model, Florida is now emphasizing patriotism, American exceptionalism, and—some critics say—religious themes.
Ileana Najarro, July 12, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Are Schools Too Inclusive? Some People Think So
Acceptance of all children is a central mission of public schools—places where there's no room for hatred and fear.
Peter DeWitt, June 16, 2022
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Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie listens during a meeting of the Broward County School Board in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie listens during a meeting of the Broward County School Board in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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School & District Management Robert Runcie, Superintendent During the Parkland Massacre, to Lead School Safety Initiative
The $1 million project is linked to people who used to work in Broward County, Fla., Runcie's former district.
Scott Travis, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, June 13, 2022
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Law & Courts Florida Can Recover Money From Funds for Girl Who Was Hurt After Exiting School Bus
The Supreme Court rules in the case of a student who has been in a vegetative state since being hit by a truck in 2005.
Mark Walsh, June 6, 2022
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Haines City Senior High School Principal Adam Lane plays guitar for teachers during a teacher-appreciation luncheon at the high school.
Haines City Senior High School Principal Adam Lane plays guitar for teachers during a teacher-appreciation luncheon at the high school in Polk County, Fla.
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Recruitment & Retention 4 Steps to Building Your Own School Staffing Pipeline
Here's some creative ways to get around the staff shortage that's plagued many schools.
Denisa R. Superville, May 17, 2022
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Haines City Senior High School Principal Adam Lane greets seniors walking across campus on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Haines City Senior High School in Haines City, Fla.
Haines City Senior High School Principal Adam Lane greets seniors walking across campus at the school in Haines City, Fla.
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Recruitment & Retention How One Principal Has Dodged the Staffing Shortage
A high school principal in Polk County, Fla., has developed his own talent pipeline that helps avoid staffing issues.
Denisa R. Superville, May 13, 2022
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