Florida's Teacher Union Appeals Ruling In Voucher LawsuitFlorida's teacher union is appealing a ruling in a lawsuit that challenges the state's private school voucher program.
House Gives Final Approval To Testing BillLawmakers gave final approval Thursday to legislation aimed at rolling back testing for public school students in Florida, even as critics argued the wide-ranging measure doesn't go far enough to ease the burdens of high-stakes exams.
Court To Hear Arguments In Teacher Evaluation CaseA federal appeals court is expected to hear arguments in the battle on the constitutionality of a system which tied teacher evaluations to student performance in Florida.
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.
Teachers Union Won't Appeal In Voucher Legal FightPointing to discussions with Senate President Andy Gardiner, the state's largest teachers union said Thursday it will stop challenging a 2014 law that included expansion of a voucher-like program that helps send children to private schools.
Candidates for Florida Gov. Seeking Union Support Former Governor Charlie Christ and Former State Senator Nan Rich are looking for union support this weekend in their bid to be the next Florida Governor.
School Accountability Bill Headed To House Floor After years of confusion, a measure that would overhaul Florida's school grading system and get schools ready for new tests is headed to the House floor after receiving overwhelming approval at its final committee stop.
Fla. Releases Performance Scores For Teachers Parents in Florida will be able to get a closer look at how more than 100,000 teachers across the state are doing after the release of performance scores on Monday.
Expansion Of Private School Scholarships Introduced The "massive expansion" of Florida's de facto voucher system promised by House Speaker Will Weatherford was filed Thursday, setting up what is expected to be one of the most-contentious education battles of the 2014 legislative session.
Education Board Considers Plan To Simplify School Grading Proposed changes to Florida's school grading system are nothing more tweaks that don’t address the real problems with an unreliable, untrustworthy accountability system, according to the Florida Education Association.
Appeals Court Orders Release Of Teacher DataTeachers' results under a Florida Department of Education formula meant to measure student learning must be released to the public, the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday.
Fla. Supreme Court Upholds Forced Contribution To State Pension PlanThe Florida Supreme Court voted Thursday to uphold a law requiring public employees to contribute three percent of their income to the state’s pension plan.