Florida Gov. Rick Scott thinks Florida’s teachers are underpaid, so he is asking state lawmakers to put aside money in the coming year to give them pay raises.
Teachers became students of self defense at a tactical training course in Hollywood on Sunday.
For the fourth year in a row, the Florida Department of Education/Macy’s Teacher of the Year is a contender for the National Teacher of the Year award.
Gov. Rick Scott said Friday he wants an increase in spending on K-12 education. Scott has said repeatedly that he hoped the Legislature would at least hold the line on K-12 spending, but on Friday he indicated he likely will recommend an increase.
The economy continued to show growth over the final two months of the 2012 calendar year, but it wasn’t enough to bring down the unemployment rate in December.
Parents at Olson Middle School in Dania Beach are being told to keep an eye on their kids after someone at the school was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease.
Florida’s students may be behind in test scores nationally, but roughly 97 percent of teachers were rated as “effective” or “highly effective” under a new value-added model.
Florida’s statewide teacher evaluation system is under fire once again.
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%.
A new website to help students, parents and teachers master new academic standards being put into place is not happening at the moment.