Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Gradebook podcast: A parent’s perspective on Florida’s constitution revision effort

As a commission comprised largely of conservative politicians and activists begins the once every 20 year process of considering amendments to the Florida constitution, a handful of parents wants to make sure their insights are taken into consideration, too. Tallahassee mom Marie-Claire Leman is among the few who has made it a point to appear and speak on the public education issues she and others like her find important. In today's podcast, Leman explains her motivations and goals with reporter Jeff Solochek.

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Pasco school district, employees reach contract deal

Pasco school district, employees reach contract deal

The raises for Pasco County school district employees aren't as high as anyone would like, but they're now part of a signed tentative contract deal reached just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.If ratified by the staff and the School Board, the agreements ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pasco school district, employees reach contract deal

Pasco school district, employees reach contract deal

The raises for Pasco County school district employees aren't as high as anyone would like, but they're now part of a signed tentative contract deal reached just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.If ratified by the staff and the School Board, the agreements ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pasco school district, employees reach contract deal

Pasco school district, employees reach contract deal

The raises for Pasco County school district employees aren't as high as anyone would like, but they're now part of a signed tentative contract deal reached just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.If ratified by the staff and the School Board, the agreements ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida superintendents come out against proposal to do away with electing superintendents

Florida superintendents come out against proposal to do away with electing superintendents

The Florida Association of District School Superintendents, or FADSS, released a statement Wednesday that it does not support a statewide proposal that would do away with the election of school superintendents.The statement comes the day before ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Appeals court upholds ruling against Florida education funding challenge

Appeals court upholds ruling against Florida education funding challenge

Florida's First District Court of Appeal has agreed with the trial court against a group of parents who complained the state had violated its constitutional role to fund an "an efficient, safe, secure and uniform high-quality education."The...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Pasco students using school choice might not have to reapply after rezoning

Pasco students using school choice might not have to reapply after rezoning

Pasco County students attending schools outside their neighborhoods through choice will not have to submit new applications to remain after the School Board redraws boundaries for several west-side high schools, if the board approves.Superintendent K...
Updated: 9 hours ago
What’s in a name? A Pasco school considers its options

What’s in a name? A Pasco school considers its options

After more than 30 years in operation, Ridgewood High School in New Port Richey is crafting a new identity.But community leaders want to keep a bit of history for the place they still call the "Pride of Pasco," as it transitions from a trad...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Florida education news: Testing, board pay, school zones and more

Florida education news: Testing, board pay, school zones and more

TESTING: Superintendents asked, and the Florida Department of Education delivered. Sort of. After Hurricane Irma interrupted schooling for a week or more, districts sought a delay in spring 2018 state testing. They got  an extended assessme...
Published: 12/13/17
School board pay question will return to Constitution Revision Commission

School board pay question will return to Constitution Revision Commission

Erika Donalds barely saved her proposal to end Florida school board members' salaries when it came before the Constitution Revision Commission education committee in November.Headed for defeat, Donalds moved to postpone action rather than cast what w...
Published: 12/12/17
How much money do Florida’s private college presidents take home?

How much money do Florida’s private college presidents take home?

Despite widespread frustration with the outsize costs of college, pay packages for private college presidents have continued to climb at a rapid clip, according to annual numbers compiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education.In 2015...
Published: 12/12/17