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Osceola County Schools Votes To Accept Medical Marijuna Policy

Dec 20, 2018

The Osceola County School Board voted to accept a medical marijuana policy tonight. That means students will be able to have medical marijuana on campus with a registry ID card.

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In Florida, schools have yet to reopen in an area heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael, and the biggest roadblocks have been securing housing and child care for teachers and staff. So the Bay District Schools are opening child-care sites as classes resume early next month.

Children registering for school in Florida this year were asked to reveal some history about their mental health.

The new requirement is part of a law rushed through the state legislature after the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s College of Education received a $2.2 million grant for a new statewide training program for K-12 schools.

USF St. Pete will work with the Florida Department of Education to help school personnel identify the signs of emotional distress, mental health difficulties and substance abuse disorders - then connect those students with resources.

There are more than 200,000 students attending hundreds of schools across the Hillsborough County Public School district. The average age of those schools is 50 years old.

Now, the district is in the process of voluntarily testing drinking water for lead in those school buildings and its other facilities.

State law says medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed to open up where pharmacies can, which means a couple different types of commercial zones in Jacksonville.

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Thanks to Hurricane Irma, all students in one Florida school system will qualify for free breakfast and lunch through 2022.

A new report by the advocacy group Environment Florida argues that water in Florida’s schools and day cares may contain dangerous levels of lead, but that there is no way of knowing how widespread the problem is. Its release coincides with the launch of a nationwide campaign to ‘Get the Lead Out.'

Let's Talk About Sex Ed In Miami-Dade, Say Activists

Jan 27, 2017

A Miami-Dade low-income advocacy group is trying to expand sexual education for students in the county's schools.

The Miami Worker's Center launched a Sex Ed survey this week for Miami-Dade high school students. The survey is the first step in shaping and eventually implementing a comprehensive sexual education curriculum for students in Miami-Dade County.

WLRN's Lisann Ramos spoke to Lutze Segu, the gender justice organizer for The Miami Worker's Center, about the initiative.

WLRN: Tell us, what is this campaign is about?

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When students head back to school in South Florida, they’ll get supplies they don't typically see.

The state will deliver mosquito repellent to school districts, colleges and universities in hopes of stopping the spread of Zika.

Schools and school districts are among those reacting to news of 14  locally-acquired cases of the Zika virus confirmed in South Florida.

With the first day of school still weeks away, Miami-Dade County Public Schools sent out an automated voicemail to parents last week reinforcing basic anti-mosquito measures.

Florida is one of 28 states across the country where schools and childcare centers have inadequate safety plans in place for emergencies, the Associated Press reports. According to a report from Save the Children, only 22 states have four basic plans that help keep children safe and reunite them with their parents.