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Why It Might Become Harder For Florida College System Professors To Earn Tenure

State education leaders are holding a workshop this afternoon on hiring requirements at state colleges The State Board of Education wants to update the process of issuing continuing contracts — the community college version of tenure — and align the rule with Florida statutes. The Florida Department of Education is taking public input on the […]

How Indiana And Idaho Voters Sent A Message To Jeb Bush

Our sister sites StateImpact Indiana and StateImpact Idaho have done a great job covering big education-related election stories this year. In Indiana, Democrat Glenda Ritz upset Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett. While in Idaho, voters appear to have repealed three laws — known as “Students Come First” — which sparked opposition from state and […]

Five Questions For A Florida Teacher Who Supports Mitt Romney

We’ve heard a lot from educators who support Democratic President Barack Obama for reelection. The National Education Association has endorsed Obama. But there are plenty of teachers who support his Republican challenger, Gov. Mitt Romney. According to EdVotes.org, about 40 percent of Florida Education Association (FEA) members and at least 25 percent of NEA members […]

Florida Teachers’ Union Take Reform Law to Court

Florida’s teacher union will challenge a law ending long-term contracts and requiring merit pay in court, according to the Associated Press. The law, known as the Student Success Act or S. 736, was passed this spring. School districts are just starting to design systems to evaluate teachers and pay the highest-rated teachers more. For more […]

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