Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–January 12
Jan 12, 2010
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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.
- North Florida school districts, unions question federal grant
- Blog: Florida education commissioner makes one last effort to convince on Race to the Top
- Blog: Fifteen school districts agree to join state’s bid for Race to the Top
- Blog: Race to the top poll–Strong majority in FL supports grant plans
- Don’t let teachers unions kill $1 billion grant, state says
- Polk Schools Won’t Join Race to the Top
Once Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger were political look-alikes.
Sarasota school officials are facing their most organized opposition yet to their plan to continue a special property tax for another five years.
The Hillsborough County school district is getting $100 million in a private grant over the next seven years to overhaul education.
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.
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.
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.
Statement from Stephanie Arma Kraft, School Board member, District 4.
Parkland commissioners are planning on growth, even securing land for schools that may not be needed for another decade.
Five months ago, Rebecca Arms joined an army of parents pulling their kids out of school to teach them at home.
The state has a new, 17-member teacher task force that will hold its first meeting tomorrow morning at the University of Central Florida.
Florida condominium loans could be easier to get under a program announced Thursday by government-run mortgage company Fannie Mae.
The Indiana House approved legislation Monday to put property tax bill caps into the state constitution.
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