‘Listening Tour’ Slated On Florida Education StandardsThe Florida Department of Education next week will start what it has dubbed a “listening tour” about new academic standards for public schools.
State Asks Judge To Toss Lawsuit Over Teacher BonusesThe Florida Department of Education on Wednesday asked a Tallahassee judge to toss a lawsuit that seeks to have the state pay money to teachers that school districts deducted from bonuses.
Stoneman Douglas Commission To Get Update On Florida School Safety EffortsA statewide commission created in response to last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will get an update on the number of Florida schools that are not complying with school-safety laws.
Florida To Track School Districts With Armed 'Guardian' TeachersMore than two months after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an expansion of the controversial school “guardian” program, state officials have not tracked how many school districts will allow classroom teachers to be armed. But that will change.
Florida Department Of Education Accused Of Shortchanging Teachers, Faces LawsuitThe Florida Department of Education is under heat after allegations of the department shortchanging its teachers on bonuses have surfaced.
Florida Department of Education Wants To Move Quickly On School MisconductThe Florida Department of Education wants school districts to quickly report complaints about potential misconduct by school personnel to help expedite investigations that could lead to employees’ removal.
Miami-Dade Schools Celebrate First-Ever A-Rating By Asking For Teacher Pay RaisesFor the first time ever, Miami-Dade County Public Schools earned an "A" designation from the Florida Department of Education.
Dade Teacher Among Finalists For Teacher Of The Year In Florida Precious Symonette - a creative writing teacher at Miami Norland Senior High School received the surprise of a lifetime.
Florida Teachers Protest School Conditions At State CapitolTeachers are making their voices heard in Tallahassee in a protest against the state's education system, including the heavy reliance on high-stakes testing.
FEA Files Complaint Against Teacher Bonus ProgramThe state's largest teachers union filed a complaint Monday over a program that rewards teachers for high scores on college admissions tests, saying the "Best and Brightest" bonuses discriminate on the basis of age and race.
Lawmakers Question Study On New School TestLawmakers from both sides of the aisle have raised sharp questions about a study that Florida Department of Education officials say validated the state's controversial new standardized test for public-school students.
High Court Turns Down Teacher Performance Pay CaseThe Florida Supreme Court has declined to take up a constitutional challenge to a controversial law that more closely ties teachers' pay to how students perform on tests.
Broward, Dade, Palm Beach County To Resume FSA Testing ThursdayAfter a calamitous day one, followed by two days of throwing up their hands, South Florida school districts - Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach – will hold their breaths and try again tomorrow to boot up a standardized testing system that bombed out of the gates.
FIU Grant Will Fund Robots Used To Teach Middle School StudentsFlorida International University has received a $2 million grant to use robots to teach science, technology, engineering and math to middle school students.
Appeals Court Upholds Performance Pay LawAn appeals court Friday upheld a controversial law more closely tying teachers' pay to how well students do on tests, ruling that the Legislature didn't give too much leeway to the Florida Department of Education to decide how to implement the measure.