Roll Call: New Child Abuse Law; Duval Teachers Could Get Bonuses, Raises; Sarasota To Opine On Amendment 8
A tough new anti-child abuse law inspired by the Penn State investigation takes effect this week, in Tuesday’s education headlines.
New Florida law for reporting suspected child abuse goes into effect – A new Florida law requires reporting child abuse to a new state hotline and increases penalties on schools whose employees fail to report abuse. The News Service of Florida
Duval School Board to consider teacher contracts Tuesday – The Duval County school board will vote on a contract that grants both step raises and one-time bonuses to teachers. The Florida Times-Union
Sarasota school board to weigh in on Amendment 8 – Sarasota County’s school board is expected to join 38 other Florida districts which have taken a position on Amendment 8. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
FAST looks for allies in its fight over reading instruction – “A Pinellas County community group continues to push the phonics-based direct instruction reading curriculum, despite the school board and previous superintendent saying no. The Tampa Bay Times