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New standards mean change for students, schools
The Career and Professional Education Act creates two tracks –technical and college – to better fit students’ potential.
Published on 06/03/13
Gov. Scott won’t get $2,500 raises for teachers
Gov. Rick Scott had maintained for weeks that legislators would “do the right thing” and agree to give every classroom teacher a $2,500 pay raise this year.
Published on 04/21/13
Hernando teacher, unions sue over Florida evaluations
Teacher unions have sued Florida and three county school boards over performance evaluations that grade teachers on subjects and students they don't teach.
Published on 04/16/13
Legislature passes sweeping education bill
Florida lawmakers today sent Gov. Rick Scott a sweeping education bill that rolls back graduation standards that just three years ago were hailed as reforms that would help students compete globally.
Published on 04/12/13
Florida Senate revises ‘parent trigger’ proposal
A Florida Senate panel made changes Thursday to a bill aimed at giving parents a voice in charting a turnaround course for failing public schools, removing a role for the State Board of Education to settle disputes between ...
Published on 04/11/13
Florida panel OKs ‘parent empowerment’ bill
Sen. Kelli Stargel of Lakeland said her legislation would let parents tell the school board what option try with a failing school.
Published on 04/01/13
Updated on 04/02/13
Florida senators eye charter schools funding, accountability
Sens. John Legg and Bill Montford want to open surplus school space to more uses than just charter schools.
Published on 03/25/13
Florida lawmakers discuss school safety costs
Bulletproof glass, more police in schools as well as additional guidance counselors and teacher training to help prevent trouble before it starts are some ideas that Florida lawmakers are talking about in response to last m...
Published on 01/16/13
Updated on 03/13/13
Ex-Indiana school chief named Florida education commissioner

Indiana's recently ousted state school superintendent was hired Wednesday as Florida's new education commissioner.

Published on 12/13/12
Updated on 03/13/13
Gov. Scott to have dinner with teacher union representatives
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is sitting down at the dinner table Friday night with one of his staunchest opponents.
Published on 09/14/12
Updated on 03/18/13
FAMU names interim president to lead school
Florida A&M University trustees on Wednesday turned to a familiar face to lead the university as it continues to deal with the fallout from the hazing death of a marching band member.
Published on 08/15/12
Updated on 03/19/13
Florida education commissioner urges pre-K enrollment
Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson is urging parents to enroll their 4-year-old children in the state's free voluntary pre-kindergarten classes.
Published on 08/09/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Florida education board names interim commissioner
Florida's current public schools chancellor will serve as the state's interim education commissioner.
Published on 08/02/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Judge denies bond to FAMU hazing death suspect
A judge has denied bond to a former Florida A&M University band member charged in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion.
Published on 07/25/12
Updated on 03/18/13
FAMU still dealing with fallout from hazing death
The fallout from the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major appears unlikely to end soon.
Published on 07/12/12
Updated on 03/18/13