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Florida education news: Raises, pensions, evaluations and more



b2s_scottjump012513_257042c.jpegPUSHING RAISES: Gov. Rick Scott touts his teacher pay raise proposal in Tampa to a skeptical crowd of teachers. State House and Senate leaders oppose across-the-board increases, suggesting a rough ride for Scott's idea in the Legislature. Scott also visited a Gainesville school to talk about raises, the Gainesville Sun reports. (Times photo, Daniel Wallace)

RETIREMENT PLANNING: Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford proposes having new state employees enroll in 401(k) type plans rather than a state-funded pension.

DISCONNECT: A top state education official tells wary lawmakers that student demographics do not influence teacher evaluation results, the AP reports. More from State Impact Florida.

GONE: An audit reveals $1 million in missing equipment from the Broward school transportation department, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

REVEALED: A Duval principal inadvertently distributes her faculty's confidential VAM scores to the entire staff, the Florida Times-Union reports.

SAFETY STEPS: Okaloosa schools conduct risk assessments to determine if added security measures are needed, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

LET THEM IN: The ACLU is helping a Lake County eighth grader push her school to permit creation of a Gay-Straight Alliance, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

CRISIS: The tiny Franklin school district faces a budget shortfall that could prompt 19.5 percent pay cuts, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:07am]


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