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Why don’t we treat teachers as professionals?

Why don’t we treat teachers as professionals?

This year, the nation watched as teachers in numerous states began to walk out of schools and storm state capitals demanding better working conditions for themselves and better learning conditions for their students. Many of these states offered no collective bargaining rights yet educators were organized and

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Future of public education in Florida voters’ hands

Future of public education in Florida voters’ hands

This election cycle, Florida voters will choose a new governor, half of the state senate and the entire state house. The winners of these races will shape the future of Florida’s public schools determining school funding, teacher evaluations and pay scales, testing policies, graduation requirements and more.

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Speaker holds education budget hostage

Speaker holds education budget hostage

From WLRN: Under House Budget Plan, No Public School Funding Without Corcoran Education Bill By JESSICA BAKEMAN • JAN 31, 2018 A budget proposal that is advancing in the Legislature would make next year’s funding for Florida’s public schools contingent on the passage of Republican House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s chief

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Student leaders help raise grad rates to record levels across Tampa Bay

Student leaders help raise grad rates to record levels across Tampa Bay

Student Alliance for Public Schools leaders worked in high schools across the region to raise high school graduation rates to record levels. From the Tampa Bay Times: Graduation rates in Florida and the Tampa Bay area continued their steady rise last year, with three local school districts

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In her own words: My experience with Parent Teacher Home Visit Project

In her own words: My experience with Parent Teacher Home Visit Project

My experience with Parent Teacher Home Visit Project was truly eye-opening. I have always known that there is so much more to teaching than simply what goes on in the classroom. We all know the old adage “it all starts at home” but the child’s home life

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Civil citations keep kids in school, out of jail

Civil citations keep kids in school, out of jail

As the new school year begins, many counties are looking at ways to keep students in class and out of jail by employing the use of civil citations instead of arrests for minor, non-violent offenses. Orange County is one central Florida district pledging to increase their use

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You did it! A nurse in every Pinellas public school

You did it! A nurse in every Pinellas public school

You advocated for funding for a nurse in every Pinellas County Public School and they listened! This week the Pinellas Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to provide funding for a school nurse in every public school. The Board acknowledged that the state should pay the costs

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Florida’s anti-science bill signed into law

Florida’s anti-science bill signed into law

In addition to HB 7069, the sweeping 278 page education bill, a few other education related bills were passed this session. According to the National Center for Science Education, HB 989 has the potential to greatly impact science education in the state. Florida’s House Bill 989, aimed at

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Report shows Florida shortchanges children

Report shows Florida shortchanges children

Kids Count 2017, the annual study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, found that Florida’s children experienced an overall decline in economic well-being. According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Florida children are falling behind in economic well-being, but enjoyed gains in health, maintaining the state’s rank of 40th

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Powerful commission and election will determine the future of Florida

Powerful commission and election will determine the future of Florida

The 2018 election season is already shaping up to be a momentous one for Florida’s public schools. The governor’s office and cabinet positions will be on the ballot along with  other seats including the U.S. Senate, House and a slew of State House and Senate races. Every

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