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'Teacher tenure' bill (SB 6) clears Florida Senate

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After nearly two hours of debate, the Florida Senate has approved a bill that would overhaul the way teachers are evaluated and paid, and the terms of their contracts.

The vote was 21-17, with four Republicans -- Charlie Dean, Paula Dockery, Dennis Jones and Alex Villalobos -- joining Democrats in opposition.

It's not over, though. The issue next heads to the House, where the Pre-K-12 Committee takes up its version of the bill Thursday. That bill is expected to have two other committee stops before heading to the floor. Stay tuned.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:55am]

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