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.
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.