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November 2018 Archives

Local school closing gap between black and white suspension rates

The most recent report of discipline data by the Florida Department of Education found black students in the state are suspended six percent more than white students. In the Hernando County School District, the report showed schools suspended black students almost 15 percent more.

Background checks come into question after problematic hiring

Recent reports indicate that Florida is currently experiencing a shortage on teachers. Schools all over the state have potentially thousands of open positions for aspiring instructors to begin their careers in front of the classroom. These hirings could prove crucial in improving the state’s educational scores and result in more successful younger individuals.

What accommodations are available for ADHD students?

School can be extremely difficult for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, they are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 11 percent of children ages 4 to 17 years old in the United States have ADHD.

What do schools do about cheating?

Like it or not, there are students who cheat in school. And ever since the first student peeked at another student's test answers, kids will find a way to cheat. Today's cheating methods may be far more advanced than ever before, but they can still result in some of the same traditional punishments.