Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 11:04 am
Teachers might not have to wait another year for a raise after all.
Leaders in the Florida Legislature are working on a fix to the education budget that provides $480 million in raises for teachers and other school personnel.
But according to the budget, that money won’t be in paychecks until June 2014.
Lawmakers say a technical fix should get teachers their raises before next year.
Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 9:52 am
Lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott reached a compromise on $480 million in raises for teachers and other school workers.
The raises are part of a $74 billion spending plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
Districts will have flexibility in how the money is awarded based on local collective bargaining agreements.
I was born in Nashville and spent the first four years of my life in Tuskegee, Ala.
My father, Dr. John O. Brown Sr., moved to Miami in 1955 to begin his practice in ophthalmology. To this day, I'm glad he did.
We had neighbors who were white and black. Our next-door neighbor was an older white lady who inspired my mother's love for growing orchids and my brother's passion for collecting butterflies.
I attended schools -- Jackson's Toddle Inn and Floral Heights -- that were all black. I remember those as happy years.
Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 2:03 pm
A professor at Teacher’s College, Columbia University has set up a website to allow New York students, parents and educators to post comments about the new state English language arts test.
The tests are now tied to Common Core education standards adopted by 45 states — including Florida. New York students have been taking the exams for the first over the last few weeks.
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Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 10:52 pm
An inquiry by the Florida Department of Education’s Inspector General found that online educator K12 Inc. employed three teachers in Florida who lacked proper certification to teach some subjects, according to a draft report.
Virginia-based K12 is the nation’s largest operator of online schools. K12 operates in 43 Florida school districts, including in Miami-Dade, Broward, Hillsborough, Orange and Duval counties.
Originally published on Wed July 16, 2014 12:44 pm
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Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 1:34 pm
Florida is working toward full implementation of Common Core State Standards by the 2014-15 school year.
The standards set benchmarks for each grade level. And instead of learning a little bit about a lot of things, students will be expected to absorb a lot of information about fewer subjects.
Education Commissioner Tony Bennett says Florida’s transition to Common Core is on schedule.