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On Friday, leaders and members of the Florida Education Association spent part of their statewide Delegate Assembly having a blunt, tough, uncomfortable but courageous conversation about how to address the lingering effects of racism and inequity in the state Florida and throughout country. This...Read More →
A high school in Florida put into effect a policy that administrators think will give students an incentive to do better in the classroom. The way it works? Students are segregated during lunch by their grade point average. Hudson High School in Pasco County, north of Tampa Bay, launched the...Read More →
The amendment drafted by Gov. Bush's education foundation offers to raise teacher salary, a proposal that sounds pr… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
A proposal to impose term limits on school board members will be taken up Monday as the Florida Constitution Revision Commission begins to evaluate 103 measures aimed at changing the state constitution. The term-limit measure (Proposal 43) is sponsored by Commissioner Erika Donalds, a Collier...Read More →
There’s a new proposal to raise teacher pay in Florida. Sounds swell. Pay here, after all, has long trailed the national average, often by about 20 percent. A recent USA Today study found Florida ranks 43rd — behind states like Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana. It’s fine to...Read More →
FEA has launched the HOPE series to celebrate the exceptional educators in FL. HOPE stands for Heroes of Public Edu… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
The Florida Constitution Revision Commission will consider a proposal that would make it easier for schools to comply with class-size limits, with financial savings required to go toward higher teacher pay. Commission member Patricia Levesque, CEO of the Foundation for Excellence in Education,...Read More →
A nervous tension permeates the room. Students anxiously look toward each other, waiting for someone to make the first move. The substitute in the classroom demonstratively threatens each student with suspension for any forms of disruption. Suddenly, a quiet girl in the front row stands up, looks...Read More →
The Florida House plans to hold a hearing to explore how the state sends nearly $1 billion for scholarships to mostly unregulated private schools, the subject of the Orlando Sentinel’s recent “Schools Without Rules” series. “The goal of the House has always been a world class education...Read More →
If charter schools were genuinely operated with students' education in mind, they could be game changers. Unfortuna… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
Nearly 50 years ago, students walked out of their classrooms in support of teachers on strike, joining their fight… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
The debate over charter schools has been ferocious over the past year, thanks to the Florida Legislature pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the educational alternatives and President Trump appointing a charter school icon, Betsy DeVos, as secretary of education for the nation. Now the...Read More →
State Sen. Dennis Baxley, who once said controversy about evolution being taught in public schools “will never be over,” wants to make Florida school districts teach “controversial theories” in science subjects in a “balanced” manner. Baxley, R-Ocala, filed a bill Friday that would...Read More →
When Gov. Rick Scott released his budget, he made a lot of noise about the $180 million in tax cuts he was proposing. But he didn’t really mention the $534 million local property-tax increase also tucked into his budget proposal. Or rather, he did — but only by touting his “historic...Read More →
Raising the prospect of “irreversible damage” to the public-education system, nine school boards want the Florida Supreme Court to block a massive education law approved in May. The school boards late Monday filed a constitutional challenge at the Supreme Court to the bill, which has become...Read More →
After the Orlando Sentinel revealed how nearly $1 billion in scholarships sent by the state to "mostly unregulated… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?