Tag: student discipline

Florida schools roundup: Common Core, teachers, Manatee school district & more

Teachers. Either masochists or saints. StateImpact Florida. Teacher conduct. The Gilchrist County teacher  of the  year is put on leave following allegations of inappropriate conduct with female students. Gainesville Sun. Teacher pay. The chair of the Marion County School Board says 160 first-year teachers will be spared their jobs if[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…]

Florida roundup: Diploma options, magnet schools, students with disabilities & more

Graduation requirements. Gov. Rick Scott signs into law the bill that creates additional diploma options that emphasize career education. Coverage from Tampa Bay Times, Orlando Sentinel, Associated Press, News Service of Florida, Northwest Florida Daily News, Tallahassee Democrat, Sarasota Herald Tribune, StateImpact Florida, WFSU. Magnet schools. Parents are pushing the Palm Beach County school district[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: Teacher evals, Common Core politics, Satanic prayers & more

Common Core. To conservatives: “I suggest you give up the bashing of a critically important reform simply because your political enemy endorsed it.” EdFly Blog. Charter schools. The highly successful Pembroke Pines charter school system says it deserves a share of the Broward school district’s capital improvement dollars, reports the Miami[Read More…]