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Resources for Safely Reopening Schools

June 16, 2020 Update:

President Fedrick Ingram sent a letter to school district superintendents around the state to make clear FEA’s position on reopening schools.

Parents’ views on the reopening of schools as determined by an FEA-commissioned poll.

 

June 2, 2020 Update:

We are committed to ensuring the safety of the students who attend Florida’s public schools, colleges, and universities as well as the faculty and staff who work in them.

To that end, we have called on Richard Corcoran, Commissioner of Education, to convene a task force made up of health professionals, educators and students to work together and create a plan for a safe reopening of schools.

While we hope that Commissioner Corcoran will heed our call, we have already begun the work of bringing experts together to have these important discussions and to begin the work of coming up with plans for a safe reopening of Florida’s schools.

Resources this group will be using as well as the documents they create will be stored here so they can be viewed by FEA members as well as parents, students, and others who are concerned with a safe reopening of our schools.

Cover Story: They love their students — will they stay?

As Florida’s school districts continue to experience difficulties in recruiting and retaining teachers and education staff, FEA decided to talk to a handful of early career educators about why they…

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Andrew Spar: Building relationships is key to lifting up our students, schools and professions

Another school year is upon us, and I am sure we all have been hoping for the same thing — a normal school year. The past year and half have…

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Carole Gauronskas: May we face our challenges with renewed passion

As we go forward into a new school year, I would like to take a few moments to look back over the past 18 months. First, I want to recognize…

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St. Petersburg College Faculty Vote to Unionize

Faculty at St. Peterburg College (SPC) have spoken and by a vote of 193-56 established the 34th chapter of the United Faculty of Florida (UFF). With 295 eligible voters, 84…

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Poll shows Floridians united on strong public schools

The challenges facing Florida’s public schools this fall are acute — a pandemic that continues to create disruption and tragedy on campuses and in communities, a shortage of nearly 9,000…

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Reducing high-stakes testing is a win for students, schools

Today’s move to drop high-stakes Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) testing in the 2022-2023 school year is a big win for our students and public schools. It will free up time…

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