It has long been said that college is not for everyone. Many Florida school districts have made it clear that their goals are also to prepare students for careers and life, in addition to a college experience. State legislators have recently taken steps to ensure that vocational and technical programs receive the support they deserve. Florida now has three other laws aimed in this direction. Read on for the latest news on this story and more education news in Florida.
“There are no more bad doors. “ Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to Hillsborough Community College to sign bills that would establish reimbursement guarantees for certain apprenticeships, reimburse colleges and universities for more dual enrollment students, and provide more scholarships to students for college programs.
Critical breed theory: Federal education officials have criticized the state’s efforts to ban “critical race theory,” which most K-12 systems do not teach. Still, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said it should belong to local school districts of choose your program, Chalkbeat reports.
Choice of school: Florida lawmakers say they support the choice of school. They disturb advocates of choice when they cut off students’ access to virtual schools in counties other than where they live, Florida Politics reports.
Trial: Florida high school students will soon have to take a new civics exam. Questions about what the test will look like and how it will be used, Florida Phoenix reports.
Courtesy walks: Schools in Bay County are on the verge of banning bus rides for hundreds of students. The reason is not the lack of funding, the Panama City News Herald reports. It’s a lack of drivers.
Lot for sale. The Orange County School District is once again trying to sell 94 acres of land at the gates of the oldest incorporated black municipality in the country, the Orlando Sentry reports.
Growth pays for itself. Orange County school impact fees rise, just not as originally planned, the Orlando Sentry reports.
Some school boards in Volusia County wanted to explore new options for their legal counsel. They’re done extend their current lawyer’s contract for three years, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
In memory. Manatee County School District renamed its headquarters after longtime educator and school board member Walter Miller, who passed away in 2019, the Bradenton’s Herald reports.
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