Roll Call: More Focus On Students With Disabilities; New Civics Exam; Less Storm Insurance
There’s more emphasis on students with disabilities and civics, in Thursday’s education headlines.
Every student’s results count – The state’s new school grading system means schools serving students with disabilities will be awarded letter grades for the first time. Florida Today
State seeks to boost student knowledge about government – Middle school students will soon have to pass a civics test to move on to high school. The Tampa Bay Times
Central Florida schools have meager hurricane insurance coverage, citing high cost – Central Florida schools are cutting back on their hurricane insurance due to the rising cost. The Orlando Sentinel
Facebook comment could cost Rogers Garden Elementary teacher Lauren Orban her job – “A Manatee County teacher could lose her Florida license to teach because of a Facebook comment in which she reportedly said one of her students ‘may be the evolutionary link between orangutans and humans.’” The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Schools work to raise awareness of human sex trafficking – Miami-Dade schools are working with federal officials to raise awareness about the signs of school-age students drawn into prostitution. The Miami Herald