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Elevating Student Voice in Our School Community and Beyond
Elevating Student Voice in Our School Community and Beyond

By: Derrick Lawson One of my mantras as a principal in the community where I grew up and have served at each level of K–12 education originates from the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Today, we need an entire community of people to provide a safe,... Continue Reading

Date posted06/13/2024


4 Keys to Building a Pipeline From High School to the Teaching Profession
4 Keys to Building a Pipeline From High School to the Teaching Profession

By Sarah D. Sparks Starting the formal path to teaching in high school may deepen the pool of new teachers and fight the public perception of teaching as a poor financial choice for a career, new research suggests. Programs to recruit and train teachers locally, called “grow your... Continue Reading

Date posted06/7/2024


Dozens of Hillsborough school resource deputies take part in active shooter training
Dozens of Hillsborough school resource deputies take part in active shooter training

Author: Eric Glasser The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is offering an inside look at some of the very realistic scenarios that school resource deputies are going through this week. It’s all part of intense training exercises aimed at keeping our kids safe from the... Continue Reading

Date posted06/7/2024


Volunteers prep thousands of bookbags for students in need in Orange, Osceola counties
Volunteers prep thousands of bookbags for students in need in Orange, Osceola counties

Ezzy Castro A Gift For Teaching’s The Great Big Backpack Build came back this summer stronger than ever with over 400 volunteers full of smiles and great energy! “This is our biggest great big backpack build to date and it’s amazing,” Jane Thompson, President of A Gift... Continue Reading

Date posted06/7/2024


Start times still vex Florida schools. They have until 2026 to get it right
Start times still vex Florida schools. They have until 2026 to get it right

By Jeffrey S. Solochek Times staff The time is drawing nearer for Florida school districts to make sure their high school student aren’t taking classes before 8:30 a.m. In most counties, they’ve been starting their days around 7:30 a.m., some earlier. Lawmakers gave districts until... Continue Reading

Date posted06/6/2024


Orange County works with agency to hire teachers from abroad
Orange County works with agency to hire teachers from abroad

BY CELESTE SPRINGER As districts across the country are battling teacher shortages, Orange County Public Schools has been filling positions by welcoming teachers from abroad. Evelyn Caballero joined the team at Saddler Elementary School after hoping to expand opportunities for her... Continue Reading

Date posted06/6/2024


As school-closing choices wait, Duval School Board adds portables at 2 crowded high schools
As school-closing choices wait, Duval School Board adds portables at 2 crowded high schools

Steve Patterson While Duval County’s School Board ponders choices on controversial school closing suggestions, funding for a stalled elementary school renovation is being moved to add portable classrooms at two crowded secondary schools. Without debate, the board approved plans Tuesday... Continue Reading

Date posted06/6/2024


Brevard Public Schools Head Start Wins Prestigious Edward Zigler Innovation Award
Brevard Public Schools Head Start Wins Prestigious Edward Zigler Innovation Award

By Space Coast Daily Brevard Public Schools (BPS) Head Start, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), is proud to announce its recognition as the national recipient of the Edward Zigler Innovation Award. This esteemed accolade celebrates Head Start programs that have shown... Continue Reading

Date posted06/6/2024


Broward schools under ethic czar’s eyes? Voters to decide in November
Broward schools under ethic czar’s eyes? Voters to decide in November

By LISA J. HURIASH Broward voters will decide in November whether their ethics watchdog’s duties should extend to the School Board. Broward county commissioners agreed Tuesday to add the question to the ballot for the presidential election. If voters agree, the School Board members,... Continue Reading

Date posted06/5/2024


6 more Hillsborough schools will get new principals for 2024-25
6 more Hillsborough schools will get new principals for 2024-25

By Ian HodgsonTimes staff The Hillsborough County School Board approved six principal appointments for the 2024-25 school year Tuesday. Two of the principals confirmed Tuesday came from schools that were closed by the district at the end of the school year for low enrollment. The six new... Continue Reading

Date posted06/5/2024


Fully booked: FAMU DRS students hit goal of reading 20 million words this school year
Fully booked: FAMU DRS students hit goal of reading 20 million words this school year

Mycah Brown For the next generation of dreamers and lawmakers, the most important thing in their lives right now is building their educational backgrounds to better equip themselves for the success that lies ahead. That, and pizza parties. At Florida A&M University Developmental Research... Continue Reading

Date posted06/5/2024


Positivity
Positivity

By: Jon Gordon Some staff will roll their eyes when they hear a school leader talk about positivity. They think of positivity as pollyannaish, weak, and annoying. They mistakenly think positivity is about rah-rah and motivation. But real positivity is really about optimism, grit, mental... Continue Reading

Date posted06/5/2024