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Florida’s education commissioner hints at end of coronavirus-related distance learning

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During a news conference in Pinellas County about teacher bonuses, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran hinted that distance learning may not be in place for the 2021-22 academic year.

“The goal is to get everyone back in the classroom,” Corcoran said.


Under the “traditional funding” model before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Department of Education would set aside financial resources — also called “full-time equivalent credits” — for students enrolled in the Florida Virtual School, or a “full-time virtual instruction program” that’s “approved by the Department of Education… the Florida Virtual School, a franchise of the Florida Virtual School, or a Florida College System institution.”