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January 05, 2018

Districts Grapple With Closure Decisions In Wake of 'Bomb Cyclone' Storm

School systems from Florida to New England made decisions about delays and cancellations, often in coordination with outside agencies.

December 20, 2017

Hurricane Recovery, Superintendent Severances, Principal Workloads: The Top District Dossier Posts of 2017

Readers also flocked to stories on school secession, corruption in the Chicago public schools, and districts honored for supporting and encouraging their teachers.

September 28, 2017

School Districts Ready to Enroll Puerto Rican Students Affected By Hurricane Maria

From South Florida to Hartford, Conn., school officials are getting ready to absorb an influx of students if their families leave the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria nearly two weeks ago.

September 19, 2017

Florida Will Waive Two Teaching Days for Districts Closed Because of Hurricane Irma

Florida districts in the hardest hit areas can apply to waive additional teaching time. Some districts, including those in Collier, Lee, and Monroe counties, are still closed more than a week after Hurricane Irma slammed into the state.

September 18, 2017

Miami-Area Students Return to School, But Electricity Remains a Problem For Some

Students in Miami-Dade, the country's fourth-largest school district, along with those in Tampa, Orlando, Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, all returned to school on Monday, more than a week after Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida with heavy winds and rain.

September 15, 2017

Florida Schools Help Feed Students During Hurricane Irma-Related Closures

Some districts set up food buses to ensure that students who normally get free meals at school had access to meals while schools remain shuttered after Hurricane Irma.

September 13, 2017

Power 'Is the Number One Problem' for Florida Schools Trying to Re-Open

Florida school districts deal with power outages and residual flooding as they work to reopen schools after Hurricane Irma pummeled a large portion of the state.

September 10, 2017

As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, Educators and Schools Offer Refuge

K-12 officials across Florida won't know for days what toll Hurricane Irma will take on their schools, students, staff members, and local communities. But districts across the state offered their school buildings as shelters.

September 09, 2017

How a Florida School District Prepared for Multiple Hurricane Irma Scenarios

In Orange County, Fla.'s school system, leaders have been studying weather models for days, and ensuring there's enough fuel, food, and money in the bank for emergency spending and making payroll.


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