Data Using Student Data to Identify Future Criminals: A Privacy Debacle
A police department uses sensitive school data to keep a secret list of students it deems as at risk of engaging in criminal behavior.
Law & Courts COVID-19 School Reopening Battle Moves to the Courts
Lawsuits are percolating nationwide as state officials, parents, teachers, and others clash over how and whether school buildings should reopen amid the continuing pandemic.
Teaching Profession In One School Community, Three Deaths From COVID-19
A Tallahassee, Fla., K-8 school is mourning two staff members and a former employee. All of them recently died from the virus.
Education Lawsuits Challenge Florida's Push to Reopen Schools Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Two lawsuits challenge demands by Florida leaders that schools open for in-person instruction, even as the state faces surging rates of coronavirus cases.
Education In Two Big States With Surging Virus Rates, Schools Urged to Open
Two states that have become the target of national concern for spikes in COVID-19 cases have directed their schools to reopen their buildings, and one of them has been held up as an example by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for doing so.
Professional Development How Districts Are Helping Teachers Get Better at Tech Under Coronavirus
Educators are struggling to learn how to use new tech tools—devices, apps, software, and online textbooks—in greater volume than ever before.
School & District Management Virtual Teaching: Skill of the Future? Or Not So Much?
Leaders in some districts say remote teaching will now be a skill they will build even more in their existing teacher corps. Others are more skeptical.
School Choice & Charters What the Research Says What Happened to Students Left Behind as Florida Expanded Its Voucher Program?
The nation's largest tax-credit scholarship program doesn't seem to have hurt the academics of students who remain in public schools, a new study shows.
Standards People Keep on Saying They're Killing the Common Core. How Dead Is It?
Florida's governor declares a standards overhaul would "remove all vestiges" of the common core. But it remains unclear how much is really changing under the Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking.
States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Florida
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
Teaching Profession Opinion Florida Teachers Seeking Pay Boost Have a Big Opportunity
Florida's teachers are marching on Tallahassee today. Hard-working teachers deserve a big raise and talented teachers are profoundly underpaid. But teachers ought not overplay their hand, or they're likely to face a backlash of their own.