Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–January 20
Jan 20, 2010
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Approval could provide more than $700 million to continue increasing student learning and quality education
Governor Charlie Crist today signed Florida’s overall application for more than $700 million of the $4.35 billion federal dollars available through the Race to the Top competition while visiting Mollie E. Ray Elementary School in Orlando.
- State gives Broward one more chance to join Race to the Top
- Seminole joins Race to the Top after all
South Florida school districts say they will be ready for the potential influx of Haitian children following this week’s earthquake.
Backed by Gov. Charlie Crist and former Gov. Jeb Bush, powerful business groups called Thursday for major changes in Florida’s education system — including tougher high school graduation standards and a revamped class-size law.
During his first few years in office, state Rep. Will Weatherford regularly demurred on Florida education issues.
Tryon’s Thirds Theory on Taxes: When a tax proposal is on a ballot, at least one-third of voters will say “yes” and at least one-third say “no.”
- School tax may see bumpy road in Sarasota County
- Editorial: Footing the bill in legal dispute over ‘taxation’
It’s hard these days to rack up accomplishments in the cash-strapped Florida Legislature.
Three renowned economists agree Florida’s boom days are over and that the state’s recovery from the recession is likely to take awhile.
Students win when teachers are the best that they can be.
Florida public schools rank 8th in the nation — a huge leap from 31st just three years ago — in Education Week magazine’s annual “Quality Counts” report released today.
Bay District Schools educators and guidance counselors on Thursday heard a variety of ways to spot military children struggling with their parents absence and suggestions of how to assist them in the classroom.
It’s become a problem as Florida and the rest of the 49 try to compete nationally and internationally, and yet they can barely make comparisons because every state has different standards.
In the not-too-distant future, a person may be able to file a lawsuit from the comfort of their own computer.
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