Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–January 12

Jan 12, 2010



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Deadline arrives for Race to the Top education money

In or out?  That’s the question facing school district leaders across Florida today as they decide whether to participate in the state’s plan to implement education reforms initiated by the Obama administration.


Lawmakers Debate Spending Less on Prisons, More on Schools

Once Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger were political look-alikes.


GOP face-off this week on Sarasota school tax

Sarasota school officials are facing their most organized opposition yet to their plan to continue a special property tax for another five years.


Grant great, but Tampa district must find $100 million

The Hillsborough County school district is getting $100 million in a private grant over the next seven years to overhaul education.


Leon Co. Schools to cover $487,000 in state shortages

Florida’s public schools are facing a midyear money crunch due to an unexpected increase of 12,310 students after four years of declining enrollments.


Looser class-size rules sought

A 2010 legislative wish list that seeks more flexibility in state class-size rules that are due to kick in next fall will be up for Volusia School Board approval Tuesday.


Florida lawmakers hoping to alter school curriculum

Northeast Florida lawmakers are offering measures that would change the course mixture for students at public schools – and how those schools are graded – in the legislative session this spring.


Blog:  Stephanie Kraft won’t seek reelection to Broward School Board

Statement from Stephanie Arma Kraft, School Board member, District 4.


Parkland wants to set aside land for schools

Parkland commissioners are planning on growth, even securing land for schools that may not be needed for another decade.


Home schooling soars in Central Florida

Five months ago, Rebecca Arms joined an army of parents pulling their kids out of school to teach them at home.


New state task force to identify “characteristics of effective teachers”

The state has a new, 17-member teacher task force that will hold its first meeting tomorrow morning at the University of Central Florida.


New federal program could make Florida condo loans easier to get

Florida condominium loans could be easier to get under a program announced Thursday by government-run mortgage company Fannie Mae.


Indiana House approves property tax, ethics measures

The Indiana House approved legislation Monday to put property tax bill caps into the state constitution.


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