Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–February 11
Feb 11, 2010
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Lee, Collier, seven other counties and three government associations filed suit to overturn new restrictions on local impact fees Wednesday, saying the Legislature unconstitutionally forced them to prove their fees are accurate.
Sixteen schools – one of them Buchholz High School in Gainesville – have been cited for failing to comply with Florida’s class size limits.
Fund Education Now, the Orlando-based group that advocates for fair and more funding for public schools, sent out a message today with an update from members’ meetings in Tallahassee four days ago.
Attempt to amend Florida voters’ 2002 class-size mandate
Here’s the definition of disingenuous: “Not straightforward; not candid or frank; insincere.”
Underwater homes: 40 percent of South Florida mortgage holders ‘underwater’
Roughly four in 10 single-family homeowners with a mortgage in South Florida owe more than the property is worth, Zillow.com said Wednesday.
Under a comprehensive bill filed Wednesday – and with fair odds of getting bipartisan support – Florida lawmakers are poised to consider a dramatic expansion of the state’s voucher program for low-income students, including upping the voucher’s value.
While students are sharpening their pencils for the beginning of FCAT testing this week, legislators are preparing to rewrite the use of the high-stakes test.
The House Pre-K-12 committee released a proposed bill to up high school graduation standards and roll out a series of end-of-course exams.
Students rank fifth nationwide in taking, passing Advanced Placement tests
More Florida high school students than ever are taking Advanced Placement classes and doing well on the exams, putting the state at the top of the national pack when it comes to preparing students for the rigors of college, according to a national report released this morning.
Lee County public schools’ bus rides could soon become shorter and cheaper.
Broward schools officials said Tuesday they would tackle a sometimes foggy and always sensitive topic: grading.
Florida dismisses very few of its experienced teachers 0.4 percent compared to a national dismissal rate of 1.4 percent because it has a pretty meaningless evaluation system and an almost automatic tenure system, according to a new report released today.
The Hillsborough County school district will take applications starting today for as many as 116 state-certified teachers to mentor new district instructors and evaluate colleagues.
Re the Feb. 5 letter State attached too many strings, about Florida’s efforts to win the federal Race to the Top competition: Race to the Top is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for states and school districts to build on past successes and dramatically improve the quality of education that they provide to their students.
A bill holding down increases in unemployment tax rates for businesses sailed through a House panel Tuesday, setting the stage for early action on what lawmakers say is a job-saving measure when the legislative session begins in March.
The state Senate’s newest office is going to be staffed by a familiar name from the recent past.
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