At South Pointe Elementary School on Miami Beach a steel fence surrounds the playground. There is a security camera over the front door. A sign orders visitors to check in at the office. But the school is very much in the running for a much more extensive and pricey safety upgrade.
Florida Governor Rick Scott will assemble education leaders for a summit next week to give the in-flux school system some direction, the governor’s office announced Thursday.
Governor Rick Scott’s plan to give teacher’s state-funded debit cards has not taken off like the chief executive’s office had hoped.
A four long negotiation Tuesday afternoon ended with an agreement between The City of Pembroke Pines and the Broward Teachers Union over whether or not to privatize the city’s financially struggling, but A-rated charter school system.
Gov. Rick Scott will get the $480 million he wanted for education pay raises. But barring a last-minute change of heart by legislative negotiators, he will not get an across-the-board, $2,500 increase for classroom teachers.
A coalition of teachers unions have filed suit against the state and three local school boards over the planned performance evaluation that will assign grades to Florida’s teachers.
Legislators in the Florida House are set to pass a bill to end traditional guaranteed pensions for future state and county employees along with teachers.
Gov. Rick Scott has sent a message to the state Board of Education about the importance of his proposed pay raise teachers.
Gov. Rick Scott’s budget will include an increase for education. During an address at the Capitol, Scott said he’ll propose an increase of $1.2 billion in the K-12 education budget, a roughly $400 per student increase.
Florida has received one of the top grades in the nation from a research and policy group for its programs which prepare teachers for the classroom.