Florida roundup: Charter schools, FLVS union drive and more

FLVS union? Florida Virtual School teachers are starting to unionize. They say they have to work long hours, and they’re in touch with the Florida Education Association. The statewide public virtual school argues a union isn’t necessary. Gradebook.

HB 7069. Jeb Bush says it’s a “historic” law that will bring positive changes. redefinED. News Service of Florida.  Due to the law, Duval County may have to bring in “outside entities” to run three persistently struggling schools. Florida Times-Union.

Funding. Lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott are again at odds over school property taxes. News Service of Florida.

Testing. A teacher accused of filling in assessment answers remains in the classroom. WFTV.

KIPP through college. The “No Excuses” charter organization inks a deal with a Jacksonville higher education institution. Florida Times-Union.

Growth. St. Johns schools prepare to increase capacity for massive student population increases. St. Augustine Record.

Teacher recognition. Pinellas and Bay districts announce teacher of the year finalists. Tampa Bay Times. Panama City News-Herald.

Teacher pay. A pay raise deal in Polk County. Lakeland Ledger.

Hurricane days. Lee County schools add more to next year’s calendar. Fort Myers News-Press.

School board term limits. Not yet in Lee. News-Press.

Safety. Parents at a Broward school are outraged a teen arrested for rape has been allowed back at school. WFOR.




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