Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Florida education news: Court connections, early education, research time and more

CONNECTIONS: Brett Kavanaugh, the newest nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, has ties to several Florida cases including his defense of Jeb Bush's effort to set up a school voucher program, the Miami Herald reports.

EARLY EDUCATION: Preschool advocates criticize the state's kindergarten readiness test as flawed, the Capitol News Service reports.

IN THE LAB: The University of Florida welcomes high school seniors for summer research opportunities, the Gainesville Sun reports.

SCHOOL MASCOT: Students attending a new Manatee County high school will pick its mascot, but area residents can offer ideas, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TAXES: Palm Beach County's school superintendent drops his proposal to share revenue from a new local property tax increase if voters approve it, the Palm Beach Post reports.

LABOR NEWS: Florida's college adjunct professors continue to seek union protections, most recently at Miami Dade College, the Florida Phoenix reports. • The Leon County Classroom Teachers Association strives to boost membership above 50 percent, WFSU reports.

PERSONALIZED LEARNING: Some Palm Beach County schools are finding student success by tailoring lessons to student needs, Redefined reports.

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Pasco School Board reorganizes with newest member

Pasco School Board reorganizes with newest member

Megan Harding resigned her teaching post after decisively claiming the District 5 seat.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida education news: College recruiting, dress code, leadership and more

Florida education news: College recruiting, dress code, leadership and more

A roundup of stories from around the state.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Florida education news: Employee pay, charter schools, safety checks and more

Florida education news: Employee pay, charter schools, safety checks and more

A roundup of stories from around the state.
Published: 11/19/18
Pinellas School Board approves raises for administrators, support staff

Pinellas School Board approves raises for administrators, support staff

Administrators and support staff in Pinellas County schools will get a boost in salary and benefits just in time for the holidays, following a recent, unanimous vote by the School Board.Months of negotiations between the district and two employe...
Published: 11/19/18
ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of Nov. 12, 2018

ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of Nov. 12, 2018

Across Florida, local voters have agreed time and again to tax themselves more as a way to support school needs. Yet they live in a state where lawmakers keep pushing for lower taxes. How will this apparent discrepancy play out? Read on for that and ...
Published: 11/17/18
Negotiations yield little agreement on Pasco teacher  contracts

Negotiations yield little agreement on Pasco teacher contracts

The sides remain millions apart in salary talks.
Published: 11/16/18
Greco Middle School, three others in Hillsborough get new principals

Greco Middle School, three others in Hillsborough get new principals

TAMPA – In between speeches about Lee Elementary School and the debate to rename Lee, the Hillsborough County School Board on Thursday also approved 17 administrative assignments that included new leaders at four schools.Andrew Olson is being t...
Published: 11/16/18
Florida education news: School names, teacher pay, mental health services and more

Florida education news: School names, teacher pay, mental health services and more

A roundup of stories from around the state.
Published: 11/16/18
Pasco School Board member-elect Harding removes hurdle to taking oath of office

Pasco School Board member-elect Harding removes hurdle to taking oath of office

State law forbids district employees from serving on the board.
Published: 11/15/18
Sen. David Simmons, named Florida Senate president pro tempore, plans to continue education efforts

Sen. David Simmons, named Florida Senate president pro tempore, plans to continue education efforts

Simmons lost his Education Appropriations chairmanship after he opposed HB 7069 during the 2017 session.
Published: 11/15/18