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Debit Cards Could Help Florida Teachers Purchase School Supplies

The governor who cut $1.3-billion in education funding during his first year in office – then put a billion back during the second year – now wants to give every teacher in Florida a debit card. That’s one element of Governor Rick Scott’s new education plan. The debit cards would enable teachers to stop spending […]

Read Gov. Scott’s 2013 Education Plan

Gov. Rick Scott unveiled his education plan this morning. Many of the details had already been reported, but the overall plan focuses on making sure high school graduates are ready for college or a career. Among the highlights: Preparing teachers and schools for the switch to Common Core standards, considered tougher than those currently in […]

Back-To-School Shoppers Get A Sales Tax Break

Shoppers won’t have to pay taxes on certain items this weekend thanks to Florida’s “Back to School Sales Tax Holiday.” It runs Friday through Sunday. The event is expected to bring a boost in state revenue. Shoppers will find tax breaks on school supplies that cost up to $15 and clothing items that cost up […]

Buying Supplies Equals Better Grades At Cash-Strapped Florida School

With budgets for classroom supplies shrinking, some teachers in a South Florida school are promising students an irresistible incentive if they help stock the classroom: better grades. “The teacher was like, ‘Okay, I’m running out of paper towels and I don’t know how you’re going to dry your hands after you clean them,” said South […]

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