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Florida’s Education Budget By The Numbers

Gov. Rick Scott has signed a budget that’s very different than the one he’s been paying for since he authorized massive education cuts two years ago. Back then, pundits speculated Scott may have sealed his fate as a one term governor when he proposed a few billion dollars worth of cuts to education. Scott, for […]

Session 2013 Town Hall: Teacher Raises, School Funding, Parent Trigger Bill

The Florida Legislature convenes next week for its annual 60-day session. Education will be among the key issues getting lawmakers’ attention. The Miami Herald and WLRN radio hosted a town hall meeting this week in Fort Lauderdale featuring three panelists – Senate majority leader Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater; Senate minority leader Chris Smith, D-Oakland Park; and […]

Six Florida School Districts Share $66 Million Grant for Training, Salary Increase

We’re learning more about the six Florida school districts that will get a share of more than $66 million from the U.S. Department of Education. The grants are from the 2012 Teacher Incentive Fund. The money will cover increased salaries and training for educators in high-poverty schools — 35 districts chosen from across the country. Florida […]

Feedback Loop: Readers on Pearson, the 2012 Field and Education, and Teacher Salaries

Reader feedback is an important part of building StateImpact Florida’s education coverage. Feedback Loop will be a regular feature highlighting your questions, criticisms and comments. Here’s what you said about our reporting this week. Reader Catherine saw our blog post about testing giant Pearson’s tendrils throughout the growing education business. Catherine questioned the relationship: I […]

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