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Florida schools roundup: Teacher bonuses, grading scales and more

Teacher bonuses: The president of the Florida Education Association files a complaint against the state’s teacher bonuses program with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Florida Commission on Human Relations. The complaint from the state’s largest teachers union says the use of SAT or ACT test scores in awarding the bonuses is discriminatory against[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: School grades, elected commissioner and more

School grades: State Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, files a bill that would give all Florida schools a grade of incomplete, arguing that the formula to determine grades requires learning gains that can’t be calculated. Gradebook. The recently released simulated school grade for Godby High School in Tallahassee demonstrates how the school is[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Graduation rates, testing, Internet, threats and more

Graduation rates: Florida’s public high school graduation rate is improving but is still below the national average and among the bottom 10 states, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Education. The country’s rate increases slightly, to 82 percent. Orlando Sentinel. Gradebook. Sunshine State News. School testing: State Rep.[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Teacher bonuses, single-gender schools and more

Teacher bonuses challenged: The state’s program for teacher bonuses is being challenged by Tallahassee lawyer Ronald G. Meyer, who says the award is being unfairly withheld from many deserving teachers, including three in Sarasota. The complaint will be heard by an administrative judge from the state Division of Administrative Hearings. Naples Daily[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Suicide prevention, grades, No Child and more

Suicide prevention: Two Lee County legislators say they will file bills requiring a two-hour suicide prevention course be added to continuing education requirements for all Florida teachers. Florida Politics. Sunshine State News. Grades dispute: After the state Department of Education released projected school grades, Brevard School Superintendent Desmond K. Blackburn makes this statement[Read More…]