Florida Department of Education wants your input

Florida has drafted a plan for how it will implement a new federal education law, and it is asking the public to weigh in.

The Florida Department of Education has posted on its website both its draft Every Student Succeeds Act plan and an online survey. Residents can fill out the survey until July 31....Find out more 

 

Today’s Florida Education News

U.S.Department of EducationThe U.S. Department of Education has released guidance on how states and districts can use federal funding to support young learners through the Every Student Succeed Act . Some of the Early Learning Support initiatives that can be paid through federal funds includes:

  • Training school administrators to support educators who work with students through age 8
  • Training early-learning teachers to support English-language learners in developing English proficiency and academic readiness;
  • Updating and aligning certification and licensing standards for early-childhood educators, including administrators working with young  children from preschool through 3rd grade;
  • Providing support and ongoing training to early-learning teachers on the interactive use of technology for enhancing classroom instruction and reaching out to families;
  • Ensuring regular observations of early-learning classrooms to improve teachers’ effectiveness in creating high-quality instructional, social, and emotional climates.

 

Third-grade RetentionDespite ruling school districts don’t promote students to 4th grade. “Nearly two months ago, a judge ruled that some Florida school districts, including several in Central Florida, wrongly barred from the fourth grade students who had refused to answer questions on the state’s third grade reading test.”- Orlando Sentinel

 

 

 

 

Flagler SchoolsOctober is National-Farm-to-School Month “This is about showing kids the connection between what they’re eating and where it     comes from,” she said. “We want to celebrate these connections in a big way.” Flagler Schools, Bunnell Elementary celebrates and teaches this connection daily.

 

 

Education FoundationRefueled Education Foundation helps more students “She immediately revamped the organization, which many people in the community didn’t know about. And the few people who had heard of the foundation didn’t know its purpose.” Our own Flagler County Education Foundation needs some form of intervention that helps more students, informs parents of volunteer opportunities, make publicly available all scholarships and be more transparent.