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This week we honor teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. People in the USA began celebrating National Teacher Day in 1953 when then First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded Congress to set aside a day to celebrate and recognize the importance of educators. I would like to begin by thanking...Read More →
There's a reason why people are seriously considering having Miami teachers live at school. Miami area teachers can now only afford 9 percent of area homes, according to new data from Trulia. That's down 9.7 percentage points in just one year, thanks to a 5.9% decrease in overall teacher wages,...Read More →
This is a clear attempt to lump in controversial charter school rules with popular education policies to give voter… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
In the Florida Legislature, the act of lumping several unrelated ideas together in one bill is called logrolling, and it's generally frowned upon. In the vicennial Florida Constitution Revision Commission, it's allowed. And commissioners are taking that liberty on several measures, including...Read More →
Several days before the Florida Standards Assessments began near the end of the school year, 13 third-grade students suddenly transferred from the Palm Harbor Academy charter school to a newly created private school on the same school campus, run by Palm Harbor Academy governing board chairman the...Read More →
Florida legislators should take advantage of this opportunity and give Florida's public schools the funding they ne… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
Talk that the Florida Legislature might reconvene for a special session on gambling has prompted the state's school district leaders to advocate that education funding be included on any legislative call to order. Broward County schools superintendent Robert Runcie sent House and Senate leaders...Read More →
Communities are fighting back against privately-funded charter schools, reminding lawmakers that their voices still… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
Agape Christian Academy and its leaders will not be allowed to receive voucher money for 10 years,the state Department of Education ruled Friday in affirming an earlier decision to remove the troubled Pine Hills school from the programs — and putting the future of the campus in jeopardy. Last...Read More →
A move by the Republican-led Legislature that could weaken the Democratic-allied state teachers unions is showing signs of having the opposite effect as an epic election-year unfolds in Florida. A provision tucked into a sweeping education proposal recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott...Read More →
On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, we applaud students across the nation organizing wal… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
The might of Florida's powerful charter school industry was on display Monday as the panel charged with proposing amendments to the state constitution put before voters a "game changing" proposal to expand charter schools while rejecting another idea that would have made it easier for traditional...Read More →
This is a prime example of the consequences that arise when privately-owned voucher schools get to play by differen… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
It's time lawmakers in Tallahassee make a change and recognize Florida's teachers deserve a livable wage.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
As district leaders work to implement Florida’s new school safety legislation, they are struggling to meet the requ… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
A local education activist group plans to protest outside of Sarasota County Schools’ administrative headquarters Tuesday afternoon in advance of a school board vote on a charter school applicant with ties to a controversial academic service provider. The group, Protect Our Public Schools,...Read More →
"I ask that if you value teachers that you write letters, make phone calls, and/or write emails demanding that our… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
This measure would not only expand privately-run charter schools, but make it harder for public schools to compete.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
Students from more than 2,500 schools across the country will stream out of class Friday as part of a National School Walkout to demand action on gun reform. The event also marks the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in Colorado in which two gunmen killed 12 students and...Read More →
In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting and the state’s new law that requires armed security on every campus, some superintendents worry districts will now be competing for the same personnel. For the 2016-17 school year, Florida’s Department of Education counted about 1,500...Read More →