Orange County middle school Spanish teacher arrested for 'inappropriately touching' students: Police
An Orange County middle school Spanish teacher was arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching students and taking photos and videos of them during class, police said.
Florida first-grade teacher accused of sexual battery of teen
A first-grade teacher in Florida has been accused of sexual battery on a 15-year-old boy.
Orange County teacher who featured students in TikTok videos about book bans keeps job
An Orange County Public Schools teacher who was placed on administrative leave in February for creating TikTok videos with students during school hours about matters like book bans will keep his job.
Florida teacher fired over 'inappropriate' lesson: 'I didn't do anything wrong'
A teacher in Florida is appealing his termination after being fired over what the district calls an "inappropriate" assignment about school violence, but the teacher says he was just teaching the students how to stay safe.
Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles not seeking re-election: 'Time to pass the torch'
Bill Cowles, Orange County’s longest serving supervisor of elections, announced on Wednesday that he will not seek re-election and intends to retire at the end of his current term, which ends in 2025.
Central Florida schools announce Hurricane Ian makeup days
Central Florida school districts have announced when students will makeup days lost due to Hurricane Ian.
School safety top of mind as students head back to school in Orange County
As Orange County students get ready to return to school on Wednesday, safety is top of mind for school officials and law enforcement.
Florida schools still need more teachers, bus drivers before school starts
Students and teachers will return to their classrooms over the next few weeks for the start of the school year, despite districts across Central Florida needing more teachers and bus drivers.
Orange County teacher pay raise passes by slim margin
Orange County Teachers narrowly approved a 6 percent pay raise ahead of the upcoming school year. The final votes were counted Thursday night.
Florida teachers get help from non-profit providing free supplies ahead of school year
Teachers are getting their classrooms ready for your child and they’re finding a lot of the supplies are more expensive. Many are exploring options to check off the list and save money.
Florida teacher shortage continues with school start just weeks away
Many students in Central Florida are heading back to the classroom in about two weeks and districts are still working to find hundreds of teachers.
Orange County teachers argue for larger pay raises due to inflation
Some Orange County teachers say they are voting against a proposed pay raise. They argue it’s not enough and want union leaders and the district to go back to the table to figure out another option.
Dr. Maria Vazquez named as new superintendent of Orange County Public Schools
The Orange County School Board has selected a new superintendent. Dr. Maria Vazquez replaces Dr. Barbara Jenkins who has served in the role since 2012.
Orange County schools looking to fill bus driver openings before new school year
The school year ended just over a week ago and already officials at Orange County Public Schools are trying to cover bus driver shortages for the fall.
Orange County Public Schools wants to extend 'one-mill' property tax
Orange County Public Schools hopes local voters will pass a property tax extension that helps fund the district. It was first in 2010 and has been renewed every 4 years since.
Extra precautions on last day of school in Orange, Seminole counties following Texas shooting
It's the last day of school for some students and districts are taking no chances with their safety.
FHP: 14-year-old middle school student hit by car in Orange County
A 14-year-old is recovering at a local hospital after troopers say he was hit by a car near Corner Lake Middle School Tuesday morning.
How Orange County Public Schools is training students to become future teachers
With the school year ending soon, districts will be busy working to fill thousands of teaching – and substitute teaching – positions across the state.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, others named in new lawsuit after 'Stop WOKE Act' signed into law
Governor DeSantis is named in a new lawsuit recently filed pushing back against HB7 also referred to as “Stop WOKE” Act.
Federal waivers ending, cuts to school summer feeding programs
Many public schools across the country will now have to cut back on summer meals for students. The federal waiver that allowed them to serve free meals is expiring at the end of June.