Florida announces plan to help hurricane-stricken counties conduct general election

Hurricane Michael left behind a path of major destruction and death  when it slammed into the Florida Panhandle near Mexico Beach just over a week ago. The Category 4 hurricane wiped out communities and disrupted the lives of residents in the Florida Panhandle. With the November election less than three weeks away, the storm has…

Florida schools scramble to get students back in class after Hurricane Michael

Florida Panhandle officials are trying to figure out how to resume classes after Hurricane Michael damaged or destroyed many schools last week.  Schools in at least eight counties — Washington, Liberty, Jackson, Gulf, Gadsden, Franklin, Calhoun and Bay — will remain closed until further notice, the office of Gov. Rick Scott said Monday in a…

FSBA Friday Five – 10/5/18

Click below to read Executive Director Andrea Messina’s top picks for this week’s education news. Read. Learn. Share. Retweet. Oracy—purposeful dialogue focused on the exploration of complex idea—extends student thinking: Read more What students say about their own approaches and attitudes toward school: Read more The importance of a culture of thinking: Read more The power…

Betsy DeVos Releases ESSA Guide for Parents

Parents: Can’t make heads or tails of the Every Student Succeeds Act? The U.S. Department of Education has put together a cheat sheet for you.  U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled the “parents’ guide” at a roundtable in Mississippi, with parents, students, and educators, as part of her four-state “Rethink School” tour. Read More