Bill revamping teacher contracts gets fast-tracked in Florida

UPDATE: Senate passes SB 736 by a 26-12 margin, with one Democrat voting in favor and two Republicans in opposition.

The Florida Senate and the Florida House Education Committee are currently debating a closely watched measure to revamp the way teachers are evaluated, paid and — perhaps most significantly — how they’re fired. The Gradebook, an education blog from the St. Petersburg Times, has an update here.

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BY Adam Emerson

Editor of redefinED, policy and communications guru for Florida education nonprofit