Florida Supreme Court rejects districts’ challenge to charter school law

Florida Supreme Court rejects districts' challenge to charter school law

Florida Supreme Court rejects districts’ challenge to charter school law Nine Florida school districts have lost their final legal effort to overturn a controversial 2017 law they contended wrested away some of their constitutionally authorized local control. In a unanimous decision, which included no explanation, the state Supreme Court stated Tuesday it would not take up the districts’ appeal of two lower courts’ rulings that HB 7069 was constitutional. It will not consider the matter for rehearing. More from the Tampa Bay Times and the Daily Business Review . Students to take AP exams at home, but will Florida universities grant college credits for passing scores? Amid concerns about COVID-19 infections, Florida high school students in Advanced Placement classes will take the exams in their homes using electronic devices, such as computers, tablets and smartphones. The College Board offers at least three dozen AP exams ranging from U.S. History to chemistry, macroeconomics and Spanish language and culture. [Source: Florida Phoenix ] Opinion: Teachers, parents, education leaders are all stepping up during our crisis In recent years, teachers have unfairly suffered a culture that does not recognize their worth. As we see their response to this crisis, I think everyone can now agree that teachers are an integral part of the machine that drives our society. These men and women have embraced their virtual classrooms with a passion and dedication that only teachers possess. [Source: Fort Myers News-Press ] Florida Prepaid deferring college education payments until July During this time of economic uncertainty for many due to the coronavirus outbreak, help is coming to those paying ahead for their children’s college education. Florida Prepaid announced Monday it is deferring required payments for April, May and June to help families with financial flexibility, the company said in an email. The deferred […]

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