Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners — Thursday, June 9
Jun 9, 2011
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With little interest to temporarily fill Broward’s top job, the School Board on Tuesday appointed the district’s chief operating officer to take over the reigns until a permanent superintendent can be hired.
John Winn , who helped create Florida’s A-Plus plan under Jeb Bush, is returning to the Florida Department of Education as interim commissioner, beginning June 11.
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Florida tax collections are rising, reflecting a national trend as state revenues increase with a slowly improving economy.
If looking for something positive to come from the failed attempt by Jackson Labs to locate in Collier County, it would most certainly be the heightened awareness of both taxpayers and voters to local politics.
Even as public television and radio stations across Florida work furiously to cope with the recent veto of nearly $4.8 million in state funding, there is one public broadcaster that will see its state support increased.
Kim Medley said she was “fed up” with public schools.
Did local officials illegally give preferential treatment to two local Republican figures who sought a second chance at a property tax break?
Lauderdale Lakes officials say the city’s financial books were a sham, a fairy tale woven by a city manager who lulled her elected officials to sleep for years while the city went down the tubes.
With the annual budget bill on his desk, Governor Rick Scott is now hearing from state university officials who are urging him not to veto some $137 million in construction projects for the 11 state universities.
A new report shows that Florida ranks 44th in the nation with a 63.9 percent graduation rate in 2008.
An attempt to once again create a long-term plan for the future of the state university system is already coming under fire.
The state is moving to a new version of the FCAT so education officials kept statewide levels the same as they were.
Closing Longwood Elementary is forcing massive shifts in attendance zones for four neighboring schools in Seminole County, with nearly 2,800 students waiting to hear where they will go to school in the fall.
Public school teachers in Manatee County will no longer receive automatic pay raises that reward them for years of experience under a plan approved by School Board members Tuesday night.
Officials with the Southern Education Foundation called on state lawmakers Tuesday to “mend or end” a $50 million-a-year tax credit program that funds private scholarships with little public accountability and widespread potential for abuse.
Armed with terabytes of U.S. Census data and the limitless reach of social media, the Legislature is inviting the public this summer to help re-write the political landscape.
With a white plume of smoke and dance music signaling his introduction, new Lee County Schools Superintendent Joseph Burke walked onto the stage at Fort Myers’ Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to greet an audience of principals, district staff and business leaders.
In a healthy economic recovery, states and localities start hiring, expand services and help fuel the nation’s growth.
Diane Ravitch has never been one to mince words.
The big deadline for high school seniors to choose a college has passed, and parents’ thoughts are turning toward the joy of less laundry or the agony of how to pay the bills – and perhaps toward how much they’ll be in touch with their sons and daughters come September.
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