Tag: Florida and teacher pay

Florida roundup: Rick Scott, teacher pay, virtual schools and more

State of the State. Gov. Rick Scott gives props to teachers and pushes for a boost in ed funding. Coverage from Gradebook, Tampa Bay Times, Orlando Sentinel, SchoolZone, Palm Beach Post, Gainesville Sun, Tallahassee Democrat, The Florida Current, StateImpact Florida. A special spotlight for a Temple Terrace teacher, reports the Times/Herald Capital Bureau. More[Read More…]

Florida Gov. Rick Scott: ‘We don’t want a war on teachers; we want a war on failure’

Florida Gov. Rick Scott delivered the State of the State Address to the Legislature on the opening day of its session Tuesday, stressing jobs and education. Here are his remarks on education, as prepared for delivery: Our work to cut spending and live within our means over the last two years has[Read More…]

Florida roundup: ESAs, charter schools, school spending & more

Education savings accounts. Bills filed Friday and Saturday would create a new mechanism for funding school choice options. Tallahassee Democrat. Charter schools. Some 1,200 students apply for 650 slots at a new charter in Viera, reports Florida Today. An overwhelming majority of parents and teachers vote against the proposed conversion of a[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Jeb Bush, charter schools, Broad Prize hopes & more

Charter schools. Democratic lawmakers have filed several bills to reign in problems that arise when charter schools close, reports Gradebook. Miami-Dade County planners reject a charter school’s proposal to grow on the site of a former private school, reports the Miami Herald. Jeb Bush. Talks Florida-style ed reform in Texas. Dallas Morning News. Texas[Read More…]

Florida roundup: FCAT money, charter schools, parent trigger & more

School recognition funds. About 1,700 schools will get about $134 million, reports Gradebook. More from SchoolZone, Miami Herald, South Florida Sun Sentinel, TCPalm.com, Florida Times Union, Naples Daily News. Charter schools. Palm Beach Post: “Palm Beach County has pledged to help a nonprofit charter school sell $10.5 million in mostly[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Marco Rubio, tutoring oversight, charter school teachers & more

More Rubio vouchers. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio needs a Florida-style coalition – meaning some Democratic lawmakers who see the value in expanded school choice – to get his plan for federal tax credit scholarships off the ground, writes Adam Emerson at the Choice Words blog. Education Week logs it in.[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Tutoring oversight, teachers unions, Tony Bennett & more

Tutoring oversight. In the first part of a two-part series on a requirement initially mandated by No Child Left Behind, a  Tampa Bay Times investigation finds at least 36 of 456 tutoring companies in Florida are headed by people with criminal records. In part two, the Times traces last year’s last-minute legislative push to[Read More…]

Florida roundup: School spending, digital education, PTA activism & more

Rick Scott’s proposed budget. Includes $1.2 billion more for public schools. Coverage from South Florida Sun Sentinel, Gainesville Sun, Fort Myers News Press, TCPalm.com, Associated Press, Pensacola News Journal. “A relief to educators,” reports the Lakeland Ledger. Digital education. Jeb Bush on CNN’s Schools of Thought Blog: “Digital learning is just one important[Read More…]