Corcoran calls for shuttering schools until May

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran on Tuesday called for all school districts to extend campus closures through May 1 as part of efforts to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus across the state.

Florida's universities to offer pass-fail grades

Florida university students soon could choose to have their spring semester classes graded on a pass or fail scale, as university officials weigh options to help students transition to remote education amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Seminole County preparing for distance learning

Teachers, parents and students in Seminole County are preparing for distance learning. Laptops were distributed on Monday and the distance learning begins next week, with instructors teaching from home.

‘I’m nervous:’ Parents anxious as coronavirus turns homes into classrooms

The Ware family is one of many facing a new challenge, distance learning, as the coronavirus shuts down schools across the nation.Harvey Ware and his wife, Samantha, stopped by Lyman High School Monday to pick up a laptop as they prepare to turn their home into a classroom.Seminole County Public Schools handed out 1,200 laptops to families in the district for the at-home distance learning program from March 23-27. 

Missouri chancellor tapped to lead UCF

After a months-long search, the chancellor of the University of Missouri has been tapped to serve as president of the University of Central Florida.