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Frustrated with numerous legislative losses, the Florida Education Association — the nation’s largest instructor union — selected new management for the approaching three years. New president Fed Ingram promised to “begin triumphing once more.” However, several observers recommend that, without huge changes on Election Day, the attempt should result in greater equality.
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Can a new circle of relatives and useful resource middle reshape struggling Hernando County College? Jack Evans
“Moton opened this family aid middle within the spring with investment from a country Schools of Hope supply and started some packages. The middle is supplying more applications as the 2018-19 college 12 months kicks into complete gear. If the middle can help improve Moton college students’ lives, it would boost a school trying to claw its manner up after years as one of the county’s poorest performers.”
Amendment eight ballot language became ‘defective,’ Florida Supreme Court guidelines, Jeffrey S. Solochek.
“The Florida Supreme Court eliminated Amendment 8 from the November 6 ballot because it failed to inform voters of its real motive, the court stated in its opinion on the matter, released Monday.”
Door-to-door: Parents come to be a weapon inside the marketing campaign for a Hillsborough college tax., Marlene Sokol
“With a shoestring budget, the employer backing the November 6 referendum — Strengthen Our Schools — can’t manage to pay corporations that pay humans to knock on doors. So instead, SOS relies on more than a dozen parent organizations like this one.”
Florida Education Association elects new management, Jeffrey S. Solochek.
“Frustrated via three years of failed attempts to combat legislative moves deemed unfriendly to teachers, Florida Education Association individuals on Friday ousted the group’s leadership crew in choose of challengers who pledged to “rebuild our strength and start triumphing once more.” Visit tampabay.com for extra schooling news from the Times personnel.
Around the State
A new protection assistant at Jacksonville faculty is arrested after a district-issued gun is pawned, Florida Times-Union, Dan Scanlan.
“A 40-year-antique Duval County Public Schools safety assistant was arrested after his district-issued carrier handgun became pawned, in accordance to high school district police.” Verdict: Ex-finance director at Keys colleges was no whistleblower in the embezzlement case, Keynoter, Gwen Filosa “A Keys jury Wednesday disregarded the concept that a former faculty board worker becomes a whistleblower punished for exposing an embezzlement scandal in 2009 that involved the then-superintendent’s spouse.”
A troubling photograph of Florida’s excessive college pupil overall performance: Will a brand new governor spark improvement? Florida Phoenix, Diane Rado: “Testing large ACT is freeing new scores from vital assessments used for university admissions, and the consequences for Florida’s Class of 2018 are each stagnant and troubling.”
MCUSA settles wage fit, withdraws Florida enterprise license, Palm Beach Post, Sonja Isger
“Starved of its ties to numerous faculty districts, the Miami-based total organization that when boasted loose counseling to thousands of students in Palm Beach County and throughout the country has settled a federal wage dispute with 20 of its former counselors and has shuttered its commercial enterprise in Florida.”
Tavares launches the first teaching academy in Lake County, Daily Commercial, Linda Florea.
“Like many counties in Florida, Lake County competes for proper teachers, regularly vying for pinnacle skills against large districts that pay extra. But in preference to sulk approximately being at a downside, Lake has launched into a novel attempt designed to influence area students closer to coaching careers in hopes they may be a part of nearby colleges after college.”
Roadblocks re-energize faculty reformers, Naples Daily News guest column, Constitution Revision Commission member Erika Donalds.
“Education reform calls for thick pores and skin. As the League of Women Voters cheered the quit of Amendment eight, I turned sick to my belly. Voters deserved a say in permitting the college district monopoly over faculties to keep, but activist judges determined otherwise. League participants patted themselves on the back while blocking off mothers from voting on something most treasured to them: the training of their youngsters.”
Here’s what Martin County’s top teachers reflect consideration on your kids, TC Palm columnist Gil Smart
“To a woman/man, it’s because they love your youngsters, and I they certainly love them. They want to help your kids. They want to encourage them. They achieve this by being no longer simply clever but humorous, empathetic, innovative, compassionate, and pushing. Gone are the times when the dispassionate martinet stands in front of the magnificence and lectures sternly.”
Palm Beach County students and instructors deserve safety, Palm Beach Post editorial.
“Simply placed, the school district can’t do these vital things — bolster its police force, rent mental-fitness counselors and psychologists, pay teachers a respectable revenue — without more money. That cash received’t comes from the tight-fisted nation. It can’t be squeezed out of meant fats within the finances. It has to come from the network.”
Shame on Scott, legislature for dishonest students, Fort Myers News-Press visitor column, former faculty finance officer James Buckley
“The sixty-seven public school districts are below assault using Governor Rick Scott and the kingdom legislature. Over the past 10 years, they’ve decreased public school investment and placed hard necessities and regulations on public schools.”