Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–July 14
Jul 14, 2009
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Amid a record drop in real estate values, does Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez think a property tax increase is necessary to balance the budget? Voters will find out Wednesday, the last possible day — under state law — a proposed budget can be submitted.
Already, union officials say they are hearing the county will push for a 5 percent pay cut for employees. County officials declined to comment.
Keeping ‘s property tax rate flat this year is simply unrealistic, county commissioners said Monday.
Many homeowners in Martin County could pay more in property taxes yet continue to see reductions in service at county libraries, parks
Against a backdrop of plummeting property values, Volusia County Manager Jim Dinneen on Monday released a “stay the course” budget proposal — that still could wind up costing some homeowners more in property taxes.
This time last month, School Board members in Lake County were adamantly opposed to levying a new property tax to raise money for public schools.
Contractors making repairs after Hurricane Wilma did not overcharge the school district, officials said.
Auditors got it all wrong when they reported that two contractors ripped off the Broward School District while making Hurricane Wilma repairs, officials of the district’s construction department said Thursday.
Maureen Dinnen, a member of the Broward School Board since 2004, is considering a run for the Florida House of Representatives.
Drastic cutbacks and federal stimulus money will help keep a broke Panhandle school district afloat.
You know that feeling you get, when you speed through a red light or run a stop sign?
The Villages, a sprawling retirement community in Central Florida, has become embroiled in a dispute with the I.R.S. over tax-exempt bonds and back taxes.
The freshly painted walls and cherry wood-colored bookshelves in Priscilla Taylor’s new county commission office are bare.
The price tag for city rescue workers to restart your heart, start an intravenous line or take you to the hospital may soon go up.
Just like the children who enter the program, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten in Florida turns 4 years old this year.
Tampa teacher two Gov. Charlie Crist says of Megan Allen, who was selected last week as Florida’s Teacher of the Year: “Not only is she a credit to her profession, but her contributions in and out of the classroom exemplify the type of teaching that has moved Florida’s education system to 10th in the nation.”
The Legislature never tires of meddling in public education. The latest example is the decree that school board members cannot make more money than a starting teacher in their district.
The news for many high schools in the state was not rosy when the Florida Department of Education released school grades in June.
As about 2,000 gathered at a Washington hotel yesterday for the American Federation of Teachers conference, Sue from West Virginia wanted to know: How do you evaluate teachers fairly in a merit-pay system?
Don’t just blame poor education for our nation’s scientific illiteracy — but our politics and pop culture
In the recent Tom Hanks/Ron Howard film “Angels & Demons,” science sets the stage for destruction and chaos.
Historically, the achievement gap between America’s black and white students was widest in Southern states, where the legacies of slavery and segregation were reflected in extremely low math and reading scores among poor African-American children.
- Florida Education Commissioner’s Statement Regarding Florida’s Academic Progress as Indicated by the National Center for Educational Statistics’ Report on Achievement Gaps
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