Training Bus Drivers for the Worst: Proactive Response Can Save Lives
As vulnerable as students and teachers are in a classroom, preparing for such scenarios can be even more important for school bus drivers, who are typically the lone adult responsible for the safety of children in a confined, relatively unfortified space.
Katrina Morris, transportation director for West Shore Educational Service District in Ludington, Michigan, is lauded by many of her peers for working with colleagues and law enforcement to pioneer a training for bus drivers to prevent, avoid and deal with unexpected violence and threats.
Court Asked To Reconsider School Reopening Fight
The Florida Education Association and other plaintiffs asked an appeals court Monday to reconsider a decision that backed Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran in a battle about reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Attorneys for the statewide teachers union and other plaintiffs filed two similar motions asking for a rehearing by a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal or by the full appellate court. The move came after the panel on Oct. 9 overturned a circuit judge’s ruling that said Corcoran violated the Florida Constitution when he issued a July order aimed at reopening schools.
Opinion: We, the Tampa Bay school superintendents, think USF made a huge mistake
USF’s surprise changes for its College of Education will have a “devastating impact,” write six superintendents of Tampa Bay’s school districts.
Some Orange County Teachers Find Teaching Online and In Person is a Good Challenge
Additional COVID-19 cases have forced schools to make big changes, creating an unusual school year for students across the Sunshine State.
Now, two months after the first day of in-person learning in Orange County Public Schools, some teachers are finding ways to make this unusual school year work well for all their students, both in the classroom and at home.
The study concluded that the early offer teachers were more likely to be chosen for interviews, ranked highly and offered positions than incumbent teachers, despite the fact that on average they were younger and less experienced. They were also more likely to apply and be hired into hard-to-staff schools and to fill English as a Second Language, bilingual and math positions. While the study only covered one or two years of teacher performance data, the early hires outperformed other new teachers on most measurable outcomes, though only student survey differences were statistically significant.