Bridge Work Could Mean School Start Times Change In Keys
Starting high school later in the morning for health reasons is under discussion locally and nationally. The Monroe County school district is considering pushing back the start times — but for a different reason.
Why Florida Public School Educators Aren't Happy In 'The Year Of The Teacher'
Florida teachers have won some battles on the pay front in recent years — but for them, it’s too little, too late.
Florida's High School Graduation Rate Continues Steady Climb, Nearing 87% in 2019
Palm Beach County has the highest high school graduation rate in South Florida — and it’s the only district in the region that’s outperforming the statewide average, according to newly released data from the Florida Department of Education. But Palm Beach’s 87.1 percent graduation rate for the class of 2019 is down just slightly from the previous year’s 87.2 percent. Monroe County also saw a slight drop last year, from 86.4 percent to a flat 86 percent. Broward saw the biggest jump — and surpassed Miami-Dade. The Broward district now has an 86.2 percent graduation rate, up nearly two full points from the year before. Miami-Dade saw a slight increase to 85.6 percent. Statewide, the rate continued its steady increase over the last 15 years, jumping nearly a whole percentage point in 2019 to 86.9 percent. Female students across Florida reached 90 percent, a graduation rate that’s more than six points higher than males. State leaders celebrated increases for black and Latino kids, students
Eduardo Padrón Lends Support To First-Time Candidate In Competitive Miami-Dade School Board Race
Esteemed former Miami Dade College president Eduardo Padrón headlined a Tuesday night campaign fundraiser for an alumna who once worked in his office and is now running for her first elected post: a seat on the Miami-Dade County School Board. The 2020 race for the school board district representing south Miami-Dade is expected to draw at least four contenders — including a longtime MDC administrator whose son was lieutenant governor under Republican Rick Scott. Padrón had to walk a fine line on politics, largely remaining neutral, while he led the massive institution for nearly a quarter century and then retired earlier this year. He doesn't see lending his support to school board candidate Luisa Santos as a deviation from that posture. To him, Santos isn't a political candidate, he said. She's his former student, and he's supporting her as he would any alumnus who goes on to serve the community. "I hope that she will be able to accomplish what she's looking for," Padrón said. "We need
Florida Education Commissioner Faces Hostile Crowd Of Local Teachers At Miami Gardens Town Hall