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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.

03/24/2014

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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.

02/24/2014

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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.

02/20/2014

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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.

02/18/2014

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Appeals Court Orders Release Of Teacher Data

Teachers’ 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.

11/12/2013

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Fla. Supreme Court Upholds Forced Contribution To State Pension Plan

The 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.

CBS Miami–01/17/2013

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New Merit Pay System Faces Challenge From Teachers Union

While some applaud the new merit pay system for the state’s teachers, the occupation’s union is fighting it head on.

CBS4–01/16/2013

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Florida Adopting Nationwide Education Standards

There is another change coming for students in Florida who are already tired of all the statewide standardized tests they have to take every year. Now, Florida’s schools are adopting uniform academic standards shared with most other states.

CBS4–12/26/2012

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Florida’s Teacher Evaluation Plan Under Fire

Florida’s statewide teacher evaluation system is under fire once again.

CBS4–11/20/2012

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Fla. Supreme Court Weighing FRS Contributions Legality

The Florida Supreme Court sounded skeptical Friday as it considered a legal challenge to a 2011 law that forced public employees to help pay for their pensions.

CBS Miami–09/07/2012

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