Florida Education Commissioner Faces Hostile Crowd Of Local Teachers At Miami Gardens Town Hall
'If You Make A Mistake With Heroin, You're Dead': A Plan To Prevent Opioid Overdoses In Schools
Florida schools could soon come equipped with the drug that reverses heroin overdoses.
'Nobody Likes Being First': Miami-Dade School Board Member Recruits Districts For Opioid Lawsuit
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is opening a new front in the war against opioids, with a board member actively recruiting other urban school systems to join the district's pending lawsuit over the effects of addictive pain medications on students and staff. The Miami-Dade school board last month formally joined with dozens of states, counties and municipalities in a lawsuit targeting the manufacturers and distributors of opioids, including Johnson & Johnson and Wal-Mart. Originally filed in federal court in South Florida on Sept. 30, the school district's nearly 300-page lawsuit was transferred to a Northern Ohio district and consolidated with other claims from around the country. Miami-Dade is one of the first school districts to sue. School board member Lawrence Feldman expects others to follow. “Nobody likes being first,” Feldman said. “And now that [other school districts] don’t have to worry about doing all the paperwork, they can take what we have.” Feldman chaired the
DeSantis Reenvisions Teacher Bonus Program, And Title I Schools Have Most To Gain
Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced a new program that would offer thousands of dollars in bonuses to teachers and principals at schools that show improvement under the state’s grading system.
Leaders Of Hialeah Gardens Charter High School Vote To Close Mid-Year
The board of an A-rated charter high school in Hialeah Gardens voted unanimously Tuesday to shut down by the end of the month.