Education

The Miami-Dade County School Board plans to vote on whether to take legal action against the state to fight some provisions of House Bill 7069. That was the conclusion of Wednesday's informal workshop to discuss legal options.

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho acknowledged the bill contains productive elements. "There are some provisions that we're very supportive of," he said, "the proverbial one ounce of honey for a gallon of vinegar." He specifically mentioned the daily recess requirement built into the bill, as well as the expansion of certain teacher bonuses. 

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With the 2017-18 school year about to begin and a handful of developments on the education front- we’re sitting down with the Superintendent of Hendry County Schools, Paul Puletti. We’ll tackle economic disparity and learn how the Hendry County School District meets those challenges head-on. 

Former Florida State University football player Tommy Warren and wife Kathleen Villacorta , both FSU law school grads, are joining  a class-action lawsuit over the state’s failure to match more than $600 million in private donations.

Judge Sides With State On Charter School Standards

Jul 25, 2017

Rejecting arguments of charter schools, an administrative law judge Friday upheld a plan that would make charter schools ineligible for state construction and facilities money if they have “D” performance grades in two consecutive years.

Gov. Rick Scott is cautioning university presidents over how they spend money that legislators gave them.

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