Karen Aronowitz

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Dade Teachers Approve New Contract Which Includes Raises

For the first time in three years, public school teachers in Miami-Dade will be getting a raise. On Monday they held a vote to ratify a new contract. The agreement passed with 11,074 voting “Yes” and 6,194 voting “No”, passing by 64.1%.

CBS4–11/20/2012

(Source: CBS4) Children in a Florida classroom

Miami-Dade Teachers Approve Performance Pay In 2nd Vote

Miami-Dade teachers who received “Race to the Top” merit pay bonuses will be allowed to keep the money following a contract re-ratification vote on Tuesday.

CBS4–05/23/2012

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Miami-Dade Teachers Union To Revote On Performance Pay

There’s a big vote planned Tuesday for the Miami-Dade Teachers Union. Teachers are going to re-vote on contract ratifications. There are three measures teachers will be voting on; “Race to the Top” bonus plans, health insurance, and teacher evaluations.

CBS4–05/22/2012

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UTD President: Place A Moratorium On The FCAT

Two opponents of the FCAT take aim at the controversial test on CBS4’s News & Views with Eliott Rodriguez this weekend.

CBS4–05/18/2012

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FCATs Underway Across South Florida

They’ve studied, they’ve reviewed and they’ve taken practice tests. Nearly two million Florida public school students will begin to take the state administered Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

CBS4–04/16/2012

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South Florida Schools Prep For The FCAT 2.0

South Florida students will soon begin taking the test they have been prepping for all year.

CBS4–04/13/2012

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Miami-Dade Schools Axe Midterm & Final Exams

There’s some good news for Miami-Dade County students who don’t want to take midterms or final exams, they no longer have to.

CBS4–10/31/2011

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Small Protest Held To Urge Rivera’s Support Of Jobs Bill

A small but loud group of labor representatives and small business people demonstrated at the office of Republican Congressman David Rivera Friday, urging him to support President Obama’s American Jobs Act.

CBS4–10/07/2011

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Carvalho & Union Protect All Teacher Jobs

Miami-Dade County Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and United Teachers of Dade president Karen Aronowitz announced an agreement on the 2011-2012 school year that will prevent any teachers, and many clerical and school support workers from being laid off.

CBS4–05/27/2011

Students joined teachers and those in the community to show their support for public school funding. (Source: CBS4)

Thousands ‘Walk-In’ To Support Public School Funding

A crowd of a hundred of so parents, teachers, and students showed up at Coral Park High School in West Miami-Dade as part of a larger protest against proposed cuts in public school funding.

CBS4–03/31/2011

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