Big Hit: Palm Beach County Public Schools will be paying out $70,000 for a 2018 altercation in which a teacher punched a 14-year old student in the face. Palm Beach Post.
Holocaust denial: The Palm Beach County public schools principal who made controversial remarks about the Holocaust has been terminated, rehired and may be fired again or moved to a different role. His job is back in limbo as the local school board delays the vote until November in order to hear the more than 1,500 public comments that were sent via voicemail. Sun Sentinel.
Secured seats: Parents choosing to continue distance learning will not lose their child’s spot at schools of choice. Sun Sentinel.
To Mask or Not to Mask: That is the question more than 15,000 parents have answered in a Florida Department of Education survey that was put online by the Florida PTA last Friday. Orlando Sentinel.
Collier: More than 4,700 students will return to in-person learning in Collier County public schools according to a survey of parents. Naples Daily News.
Manatee: Manatee County public schools have reported a total of 136 coronavirus infections since the start of the school year. Manatee enrolled more than 50,000 students last year. Bradenton Herald.
Miami-Dade: After three weeks of in-person learning, the number of staff and students infected by the Coronavirus nears 100. Miami-Dade school district is one of the largest public school districts in the nation. The district enrolled more than 350,000 students and employed about 40,000 staff last year. Miami Herald.
Hillsborough: Hillsborough County schools reported a total of 628 Coronavirus infections as of Wednesday. Of them 412 are students. Hillsborough enrolled more than 220,000 students last year. Florida Politics.
Orange: Timber Creek High will close and go online until Nov. 4 after 14 reported coronavirus infections. More than 3,000 students were enrolled at Timber Creek High last year. Orlando Sentinel.
Volusia and Flagler: Public schools in Volusia and Flagler counties have seen 140 and 40 coronavirus infections respectively. Volusia enrolled more than 60,000 students last year and Flagler enrolled around 13,000. Palm Beach Post.
Walton: Walton County public schools will continue to monitor coronavirus infections as the total number of infected students and staff reaches 49. About 10,000 students were enrolled in Walton schools last year. WMBB
Online: WFSU is hosting a special Zoom meeting for Pre-K teachers and parents today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants will learn about tools available to help their classrooms and support the emotional well-being of the students. WFSU.
Opinion: Do progressives have misplaced loyalties when it comes to education? Step Up President Doug Tuthill and 50Can executive vice president Derrell Bradford discuss. redefined.