Florida’s school class size limits reviewed

A 2013 state law aimed at giving Florida public schools flexibility similar to that of charter schools has fast become a way for districts to avoid the most expensive provisions of the 2002 class-size reduction amendment. The rule let campuses deemed “schools of choice” calculate their class size as a school average, rather than as…

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Florida education news in review

Florida’s education world kicked into high gear this past week, as educators and policy makers returned from a week long holiday break. The Legislature held several committee meetings, discussing issues as wide ranging as teacher bonuses, computer coding and reading instruction. Districts, meanwhile, pushed for more recess, looked for more substitute teachers, and sought ways…

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