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Hillsborough: follow us on teacher quality reforms



TAMPA -- Even before he was sworn into office, Gov. Rick Scott was throwing down the gauntlet to teachers who voiced worries about the return of Senate Bill 6.

"The teaching profession, they ought to come up with how they want to be measured," he said in December. "I tell them all the time, you ought to come up with a bill. Because if not, there will be a bill."

Now, it appears the conversation is starting in earnest.

The Hillsborough County school district has invited all 67 of Florida's superintendents and teachers' union presidents to a two-day conference on education reform. The title -- Leading the Way: Strategies for Transforming Florida Schools -- says it all.

Superintendent MaryEllen Elia says hers is not the only district where labor and management are willing to consider tough changes. Is she right? Stay tuned.



[Last modified: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 6:14pm]


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