Dade Teacher Among Finalists For Teacher Of The Year In Florida Precious Symonette - a creative writing teacher at Miami Norland Senior High School received the surprise of a lifetime.
Florida Teachers Protest School Conditions At State CapitolTeachers are making their voices heard in Tallahassee in a protest against the state's education system, including the heavy reliance on high-stakes testing.
FEA Files Complaint Against Teacher Bonus ProgramThe state's largest teachers union filed a complaint Monday over a program that rewards teachers for high scores on college admissions tests, saying the "Best and Brightest" bonuses discriminate on the basis of age and race.
Lawmakers Question Study On New School TestLawmakers from both sides of the aisle have raised sharp questions about a study that Florida Department of Education officials say validated the state's controversial new standardized test for public-school students.
High Court Turns Down Teacher Performance Pay CaseThe Florida Supreme Court has declined to take up a constitutional challenge to a controversial law that more closely ties teachers' pay to how students perform on tests.
Broward, Dade, Palm Beach County To Resume FSA Testing ThursdayAfter a calamitous day one, followed by two days of throwing up their hands, South Florida school districts - Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach – will hold their breaths and try again tomorrow to boot up a standardized testing system that bombed out of the gates.
FIU Grant Will Fund Robots Used To Teach Middle School StudentsFlorida International University has received a $2 million grant to use robots to teach science, technology, engineering and math to middle school students.
Appeals Court Upholds Performance Pay LawAn appeals court Friday upheld a controversial law more closely tying teachers' pay to how well students do on tests, ruling that the Legislature didn't give too much leeway to the Florida Department of Education to decide how to implement the measure.
FDOE: Dade School Board Retaliated Against Employees The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) ruled Miami-Dade County's School Board unlawfully retaliated against school employees involved in a charter school conversion.
ACLU Calls For Investigation Of Gender-Based ClassesA civil rights group is calling for a federal investigation into single-gender classes in three Florida counties.
Florida Art Teacher Named Teacher Of The Year One Florida art teacher nabbed the title of Florida's 2015 Teacher of the Year on Thursday.
Ruling May Chill School Districts Efforts To Challenge Charter School ConversionsA ruling against the Miami-Dade County Public School District was the first-ever ruling under Florida statutes, written specifically to prevent school districts from taking “unlawful reprisals” against employees who support charter school conversions.