Tag: Kiera Wilmot

Florida schools roundup: Dual enrollment, school audits, Rick Scott & more

Teachers unions. The rise of Fedrick Ingram, new president of the the Miami-Dade teachers union. Miami Herald. Teacher conduct. Ocala Star Banner: “Teacher suspended for bonk with a banana.” Dual enrollment. A mandate that school districts pick up the tab for dual enrollment students is putting districts in a tough[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: teacher unions, teacher pay, school spending & more

Private schools. The principal of Seminole High in Pinellas is leaving to take the top job at Indian Rocks Christian. Gradebook. Charter schools. Funding for charters, vouchers and tax credit scholarships figure into Duval’s budget considerations. First Coast News. Kiera Wilmot. Mom: “We’ve been a living a nightmare.” Orlando Sentinel.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Kiera Wilmot, online classes, school choice & more

Kiera Wilmot. Prosecutors won’t file criminal charges against Kiera Wilmot, the Polk County student who has become a cause celebre after igniting a small chemical explosion on school grounds, reports the Lakeland Ledger. Beth Kassab says the arrest took things way too far. In the aftermath, neighboring Orange will get[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Rick Scott, teacher conduct, superintendents & more

Teacher evals. Governing looks at whether teachers unions in other states will file suits similar to Florida’s. Teacher conduct. A veteran Broward County teacher is suspended for 13 days without pay for allowing an “overly permissive” classroom environment in which, among other things, she talked about her sex life. Her[Read More…]