Courtesy the SunSentinel - In presenting his first budget since being named in October to lead the nation's sixth-largest school system, Runcie said Wednesday that a slight increase in property taxes would allow the district to hire 650 more teachers and address class-size mandates.
Courtesy Miami Herald - Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson traveled statewide to quell frustration among many parents, teachers and school leaders over testing, but he was criticized heavily for sounding tone-deaf on the issue.
Out of work public school teachers may still have a shot at employment in Broward schools. The district is still accepting registrations through today for a job fair planned for Aug. 6, says spokeswoman Tracy Clark.
BARTOW | Principals from four A schools, three B schools, four C schools, seven D schools and the two F schools were moved to other positions Thursday afternoon. State law requires that principals at F schools be replaced.
Courtesy Pensacola News Journal - "Perhaps entering college should not be perceived as a natural and deserved progression for all students. Consideration must be given to students’ readiness of attitude, ability and aptitude."
Washington County, FL - As part of the accountability standard-setting process, the Florida Department of Education invited educators, a student, and business and community leaders from across the state to participate in the process that establishes the FCAT 2.0 Writing performance level standard for school grades.
Courstesy Sun Sentinel - In hindsight, Santeramo's final days as the head of the 11,000-member union seem sadly ironic. Earlier this month, the 64-year-old union boss was the one led away in handcuffs, charged with stealing about $300,000 from the very members he promised to defend.
Below is a list of some of the best free online cartoon making tools. I know how important visual aids are in education and applications such as the ones mentioned down are just what we really need to spice up our learning and teaching. Feel free to bookmark and share the list with your friends and colleagues. You will also find a slideshow below that contains all these tools.
Courtesy the SunSentinel - Florida again will search nationally for a new education commissioner, using a search firm to help it find a pool of candidates, the State Board of Education decided this morning.
WASHINGTON Private college chains based in South and Central Florida have charged high tuitions, spent big bucks on marketing and exploited federal aid even though more than a third of their students leave without a degree, according to a scathing...
Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson's tenure has been dogged by the public-relations pounding the department took after FCAT scores collapsed, followed a few months later by the school grades mix-up.
Courtesy - NWFdailynews.com - In the beginning, meeting the changing needs of students was a daunting task. But now with an understanding of computer basics behind nearly every teacher, the fine-tuning has begun through training sessions such as the Florida Digital Educator program.