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Florida Governor Rick Scott made a stop at a Miami school as part of his statewide "Listening Tour". (CBS4)

Gov. Scott Calls For Increase In Education Funding

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.

01/30/2013

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Florida Gets “B-” For Teacher Prep Programs

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.

CBS4–01/24/2013

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Gov. Scott To Ask Lawmakers To Budget For Teacher Pay Raises

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.

CBS4–01/22/2013

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South Florida Teachers Learn To Defend Classrooms

Teachers became students of self defense at a tactical training course in Hollywood on Sunday.

CBS4–01/20/2013

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Miami Gardens Man Is Finalist For National Teacher Award

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.

CBS4–01/18/2013

Governor Rick Scott

After K-12 Cuts In Year One, Scott Wants More Spending

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.

CBS4–01/05/2013

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Economy Adds Just 155,000 Jobs In December

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.

CBS Miami–01/04/2013

Broward Schools say someone at Olsen Middle School contracted Legionnaires' Disease. (CBS4)

Legionnaires’ Scare At Dania Beach School

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.

12/11/2012

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Fla. Teachers Perform Well In New Evaluations

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.

CBS Miami–12/05/2012

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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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