Roll Call: Scott’s Budget Promise; Flipping Orange County Classrooms; Hillsborough Wants To Cut Instrument Theft
A budget promise from Gov. Scott, in Monday’s education headlines.
Governor says he won’t cut school funding in the 2013 session – Gov. Rick Scott pledges that he won’t cut education funding in the next budget after having dinner with the leaders of Florida’s largest teacher’s union. The Florida Current
More teachers flipping their classrooms with technology – “During the first few weeks of school, 24-year-old (Kevin) Franklin had no plans to stand up and lecture about the history of the world with PowerPoint. That’s much too boring for teens, the South Lake High School teacher says. Instead, he recorded himself on YouTube, assigned the videos for homework and saved class time for group work and students’ questions.” The Orlando Sentinel
Missing musical instruments concern Hillsborough school board – The Hillsborough County school board is trying to find ways to reduce instrument theft, including engraving the district logo on district instruments. The Tampa Tribune
Reforms that provoked Chicago teachers’ strike already under way in Florida – The reforms debated by the teachers union in Chicago are already a fact of life for Florida teachers. The Tampa Bay Times