Students and educators across Florida return to classes today, after a week (in most cases) away from what has proven a trying and complicated school year during the time of coronavirus. The break might not have been as restful as they might have hoped, after the state Department of Education failed to provide guidelines for second semester planning by Thanksgiving, as promised. The new self-set deadline for details arrives today, the final day of November. If it comes, families and school officials will have just less than three weeks to begin preparing, before their winter vacation arrives. Read on for the latest in Florida education news.
Education commissioner Richard Corcoran did announce some second-semester highlights before the holiday. Corcoran said students will be allowed to attend classes online through the end of the year, and that “full parental choice” will remain. But how the state will define “online,” and how