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‘Schoolhouse Rock’ songwriter Bob Dorough dies

‘Schoolhouse Rock’ songwriter Bob Dorough dies

"I'm just a bill." "Conjunction junction, what's your function?" "Three is a magic number."If you instantly start singing along, you're of that 'Schoolhouse Rock' generation that learned lifelong lessons about civics, grammar, math and other school s...
Published: 04/24/18
Pinellas schools support employee up for statewide honor

Pinellas schools support employee up for statewide honor

Debra Canning, a 21st Century iClass liaison for the Pinellas County school district's most struggling schools, has been named a finalist for 2018 Florida School-Related Employee of the Year.Canning, who started working for the district in 2006,...
Published: 04/24/18
Florida education news: Accountability, impasse, turnarounds and more

Florida education news: Accountability, impasse, turnarounds and more

ACCOUNTABILITY: In its original plan, Florida tried to get around certain Every Student Succeeds Act requirements without even asking for a waiver. The feds sent the proposal back, asking for revisions. After several delays, education commission...
Published: 04/24/18
Hernando school district “missed the mark” firing teachers at Moton Elementary, union says

Hernando school district “missed the mark” firing teachers at Moton Elementary, union says

The union for instructional staff in Hernando County is fighting the recent firing of 47 teachers at Moton Elementary, threatening legal action if the move isn't reversed.Hernando Classroom Teachers Association executive dire...
Published: 04/23/18
Updated: 04/24/18
Florida submits revised Every Student Succeeds Act plan

Florida submits revised Every Student Succeeds Act plan

The Florida Department of Education sent in its revised federal school accountability plan Monday, months after the U.S. Education department said multiple revisions were needed.In its updated version, the state said it had filed for a waiver of...
Published: 04/23/18
West Pasco parent files formal challenge to school district rezoning proposal

West Pasco parent files formal challenge to school district rezoning proposal

Jim Stanley does not give up without a fight.The west Pasco County parent who brought down the school district's 2017 attendance zone revisions, leading the administration to change its procedures along the way, has filed a new challenge to...
Published: 04/23/18
Hillsborough teacher pay plan will get its “day in court”

Hillsborough teacher pay plan will get its “day in court”

There are two competing narratives when it comes to teacher pay in Hillsborough County:One: That a pay plan, negotiated in the glory days of teaching reform, has bled the district dry."Our district has given our employees more than $200 million in pa...
Published: 04/23/18
Florida education news: Substitute teachers, school renovations, turnarounds and more

Florida education news: Substitute teachers, school renovations, turnarounds and more

SUBS: Hillsborough County school district officials learned months ago of misconduct by their substitute teacher service. Leaders demanded quick answers and action. Four months later, they've gotten neither.REBUILDING: The estimates to renovate ...
Published: 04/23/18
Report: Rebuilding Tampa’s Lee Elementary will cost at least $14.9 million

Report: Rebuilding Tampa’s Lee Elementary will cost at least $14.9 million

Rebuilding Robert E. Lee Elementary School will cost far more than $9.2 million, a team of consultants confirmed in a report released Friday.The report was produced by JE Dunn Construction and architect John S. Kidwell. The three rebuild options...
Published: 04/21/18
ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of April 15, 2018

ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of April 15, 2018

Students across Florida conducted another walkout for school safety and gun control this week. It just figures that another school shooting would occur on the same day, this time in Ocala. One student was wounded.  • Don’t miss our w...
Published: 04/21/18