Florida’s education chief tells school districts to fall in line

August 14, 2019 | Tampa Bay Times

Mental health. Career planning. Personal finances.

The list of topics that Florida lawmakers have required school districts to cover in classrooms continued to grow this year — some with little advance notice or funding to support them.

The mental health mandate, for instance, came from the State Board of Education less than a month before classes were set to resume. It requires school districts to provide five hours of “mental and emotional health education” each year for students in middle and high school.

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