Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–January 20

Jan 20, 2010



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Governor Crist Signs Florida’s Race to the Top Application

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.


South Florida schools prepare for Haitian influx

South Florida school districts say they will be ready for the potential influx of Haitian children following this week’s earthquake.


Business groups propose major changes to education

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.


Probable next Fla. House Speaker Weatherford feels heat from teachers over educational issues

During his first few years in office, state Rep. Will Weatherford regularly demurred on Florida education issues.


Column:  Sarasota School tax opponents and proponents seek a decisive third

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.”


Blog:  Rep. Horner gets Veterans of Foreign Wars award for property tax amendment

It’s hard these days to rack up accomplishments in the cash-strapped Florida Legislature.


Long road ahead for Florida recovery?

Three renowned economists agree Florida’s boom days are over and that the state’s recovery from the recession is likely to take awhile.


Editorial: National teacher certification … restoring funding should rank among top priorities

Students win when teachers are the best that they can be.


Florida ranks eighth in new education report: Education Weekly’s “Quality Counts” ranking surprises critics, who say it can be misleading

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.


School district looks to help military children

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.


Blog:  What to do if states set their education standards too low?

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.


Florida courts to file documents online

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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