Aiming to offset a new, more stringent state law governing teacher union rights, the United School Employees of Pasco launched a recruiting drive. Its goal: To get more than half of all eligible teachers to join before it has to renew its annual registration with the state. That's the...Read More →
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Now that private-school scholarships for bullied Florida students are a reality, public school district leaders want to know exactly who will qualify for the available funds. They made clear Wednesday their concerns that the program could be ripe for abuse by families more interested in getting...Read More →
Teachers in five states have walked out in recent weeks. Would a strike happen in Florida? Probably not. But could education become a key political issue this year? It should. In West Virginia, teachers got a 5 percent raise after striking for two weeks. West Virginia, though, is one of 15...Read More →
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 →
Communities are fighting back against privately-funded charter schools, reminding lawmakers that their voices still… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
Our teachers are pushing toward the 50% minimum, but we will need to maintain this strong effort if we want to prot… twitter.com/i/web/status/1?
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 →
Casey Swift, a media specialist at Bessey Creek Elementary School, told the Martin County School Board Tuesday her husband aspired to be a teacher. "But instead of cheering him on," she said, "I was suddenly horrified as I imagined what that would mean for our family." Specifically: A big pay...Read More →
It's time lawmakers were held accountable for their public education policies. Here's our definitive rankings.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1?
"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 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?
The uptick in privately-funded charter schools shutting down due to performance standards is glaring. Florida's stu… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
Options for Florida’s teachers to protest are limited-- which is why it is more important than ever to get to the p… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
Florida’s teachers continue to protest HB 7055 which threatens to shut down unions that don’t maintain a 50% member… twitter.com/i/web/status/1?
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 →
The Florida Education Association, a consistent critic of Florida Republican education policy, has joined the growing list of organizations issuing lawmaker grades as a way to influence the political debate ahead of elections. Its marks, released late Monday, are unsurprisingly the nearly exact...Read More →
As superintendents and principles try to adhere to HB 7055, the broad language is already creating confusion across… twitter.com/i/web/status/1?
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 →
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 →
Public education activists rallied on Monday morning against a new Florida law that threatens the existence of teachers' unions. Standing in rain across the street from Hialeah Gardens city hall, representatives of the United Teachers of Dade denounced House Bill 7055, which requires that half...Read More →