Roll Call: More Class Cancellations; Life-Saving Shots in Schools; Five Vie for Superintendent Position
Students with severe allergies want schools to use prescription-only injections on any student if it could save their life in Tuesday’s education headlines.
Schools closed in Palm Beach County on Tuesday – “School district officials say all Palm Beach County Public Schools and activities will be closed Tuesday for students and staff.” Sun Sentinel
Law would make schools stock life-saving shot – “Dianne Krupa hopes her son’s school never has to administer either of the two emergency shots she has stored on campus for him. Nicholas, a first-grader at Riverside Elementary in Orlando, has food allergies so severe that a snack laced with peanuts could kill him. Krupa also hopes that if any other child needed the life-saving injection of epinephrine, the school staff wouldn’t hesitate to use it. Only that’s not how it works.” Orlando Sentinel
Duval superintendent semifinalists peppered with questions – “Five education leaders were peppered with questions about local public education from members of the Duval County Public Schools Envisioning Committee.” The Florida Independent
Jeb Bush for U.S. education secretary? – “Education Week lists Bush high as the possible education secretary for a Mitt Romney administration.” Tampa Bay Times