Tag: Ron DeSantis

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MSD begins 2020-2021 school year online in eLearning Phase 1; At end of first quarter, MSD offers on-campus option during eLearning Phase 2

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has plagued the world for the last seven months, society has had to adapt to an entirely new way of life, one drastically different from what we consider to be ‘normal.’ While the whole world has been finding new […]

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Florida Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (right) and Commissioner Richard Corcoran stand together at a press conference. DeSantis and Corcoran pushed for the full reopening of public schools in August, which prompted a class action lawsuit. Photo courtesy of Getty Images/TNS

FEA files lawsuit over school reopening executive order

Since the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the closings of schools across Florida in March, the discussion regarding the reopening of schools has been debated by Floridians across the state.  On July 6, Richard Corcoran, the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Education, issued an executive order […]

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Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony announced that two additional deputies have been fired as a result of the agency's internal affairs investigation into the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland at BSO headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on June 26, 2019. (Joe Cavaretta/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Broward County August Primary Recap: Black candidates sweep county-wide elections

In a year consumed by Coronavirus, racial justice protests and an impending presidential election, voters across Broward County turned out to vote in this year’s Aug. 18 primary election. With changing demographics and racial politics, Black candidates swept the ballot across Broward, with all five […]

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Seniors Nick Joseph and Isaac Christian represent MSD on Broward County’s graduation committee

Seniors Nick Joseph and Isaac Christian represent MSD on Broward County’s graduation committee

On Saturday, April 18, Florida Governor Ron Desantis announced the closure of school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With schools officially being closed for the rest of the school year, seniors are concerned as to what will […]

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Class of 2020 board posts video dedicated to the senior class to spread positivity

Due to the recent closure of schools for the 2019-2020 school year by Governor Ron DeSantis, seniors have officially lost out on the last couple months of their last year of high school.  Before Broward County Public Schools releases any information regarding special events such […]

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Dancing Queen. Senior Helena Denny dances at prom on May 11 at The Westin Ft. Lauderdale hotel. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD prom officially canceled amid coronavirus outbreak

On Thursday, April 16, two days before Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida students would not be returning to school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prom was officially canceled amid concerns regarding COVID-19. MSD Principal […]

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Separated parents struggle with children moving back and forth during shelter in place order

Throughout the United States, everyone is encouraged to practice social distancing to lower the risk of catching and spreading the virus. With the coronavirus forcing people to stay inside, it has brought up many concerns to families. Florida Governor Ron Desantis has issued a stay-at-home […]

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Governor Ron DeSantis reveals COVID-19 hit Florida during Super Bowl LIV

Governor Ron DeSantis reveals COVID-19 hit Florida during Super Bowl LIV

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently discussed his concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic at a news conference on March 31, explaining that the coronavirus had reached Florida months before the pandemic had spread nationally. He believes this because of the large number of visitors from all […]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis implements stay-at-home order for entire state

On Friday, April 3, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis implemented a stay-at-home order for the state and ordered all schools to be closed until at least Friday, May 1. All activity in Florida will be limited to essential services over the next 30 days to try […]

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State of Florida implements new standards for English and Mathematics

State of Florida implements new standards for English and Mathematics

On Friday, Jan. 24, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran introduced Florida’s K-12 academic requirements for English and Mathematics. They set out to remove Common Core and provide students with Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.). Common Core is a standardized test for […]

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