Florida continues computer science push, hoping to train more teachers, enroll more high school students

The field of computer science offers plenty of well-paying jobs, but less than 1 percent of the undergraduates enrolled in Florida’s universities earned degrees in that major last year.  State leaders hope a new $10 million investment to train more computer science teachers — the largest in the nation — and new flexibility in course…

FBI warns of rise in cyberattacks against schools as they embrace digital learning

Over six weeks, the vandals kept coming, knocking the school system’s network offline several times a day.There was no breach of sensitive data files, but the attacks in which somebody deliberately overwhelmed the Avon Public Schools system in Connecticut still proved costly. Classroom lesson plans built around access to the internet had come to a…

School grades send ripple effect through state

Real estate agents, teachers’ spouses, homebuilders and parents joined educators this week in perusing the school grades released by the Florida Department of Education.  The annual grading of schools sends ripple effects throughout the state, impacting home values, teacher bonuses, the value of land and where parents opt to send their children to school. Read…

FSBA Friday Five – July 5, 2019

The FSBA Friday Five – 5 Things You Should Know in Education News Read. Learn. Share. Retweet. Move over–A hipper, more accessible Bill Nye for the digital generation Are there changes coming in classroom design? Can every administrator in your district still teach a class?  Should they? When real learning happens in the brain, according…

FSBA Friday 5 – June 28, 2019

The FSBA Friday Five – 5 Things You Should Know in Education News Read. Learn. Share. Retweet. This is COOL—periodic table designs you’ve never seen Teaching and Learning International Survey latest results released New resource explores the role of arts education in learning outcomes Partnership between United Way and school district brings resource hubs to…

Hard-Hit Florida School District Awarded More Than $1.25 Million for Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts

Following the major devastation caused by Hurricane Michael across the Florida Panhandle, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a $1.25 million Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant award for Bay District Schools. According to local school officials, the funding will be used to provide students with much needed mental health services.…

FSBA Friday Five – June 21, 2019

5 Things You Should Know in Education News Read. Learn. Share. Retweet. 2019 KidsCount data book now available Automation and artificial intelligence. What’s in store? Surprise! US teachers are overworked and underappreciated Teen suicides on increase, especially for boys School gardens bring science to life