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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Teacher pay, Common Core, school construction and more



teacher_256915a.jpegTEACHER PAY: Gov. Rick Scott proposes adding $2,500 pay raises for classroom teachers into the state budget. (MCT photo)

CHANGES AT THE TOP: Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning rounds out his top administrative ranks.

FEE FIGHT: The Hernando School Board can't agree on how or when to discuss impact fees.

TOP TEACHERS: Twenty-three Hernando teachers vie for Teacher of the Year honors.

MORE TIME: Florida superintendents ask lawmakers to consider at least a two-year delay in implementing new school accountability measures and the Common Core, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

BUSY DAY: State College of Florida's new president takes the helm and gets right to work, the Herald-Tribune reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: Miami-Dade's construction bond plans include brand new campuses in addition to renovations of older ones, the Miami Herald reports. 

SUNSHINE LAW: A court rules that three former Martin School Board members violated the state's open meetings laws, but later cured the violation, the Stuart News reports.

POLICY NEEDED: Some Palm Beach parents push for policy changes to make clear when students may participate in clubs and teams at schools they do not attend, the Palm Beach Post reports.

REASSIGNED: Duval's communications director is removed from her post after making insensitive comments, the Florida Times-Union reports.

ACCUSATIONS FLY: A Monroe School Board member says a school principal is misspending construction funds, the Keynoter reports.

LET IT BE: Seminole parents ask the district to reconsider new attendance zones, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 24, 2013 6:22am]


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