teachers http://blog.wlrn.org en What We Learned From A Year Watching Schools Prepare For Florida's New Standards http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-we-learned-year-watching-schools-prepare-floridas-new-standards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the past year the Hechinger Report and StateImpact Florida</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;have taken you into two schools to hear what preparations for Florida’s new Common Core-based standards sound like. The standards outline what students should know in math and language arts. When classes start this fall every grade in every Florida public school will use them. But are schools ready?</span></p><p>Now, we share with you what we've learned along with the Hechinger Report's Jackie Mader.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:35:51 +0000 John O'Connor 35831 at http://blog.wlrn.org What We Learned From A Year Watching Schools Prepare For Florida's New Standards More Florida Teachers Earn Top Ratings In 2012-2013 School Year http://blog.wlrn.org/post/more-florida-teachers-earn-top-ratings-2012-2013-school-year-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Nearly 98 percent of Florida teachers earned a top rating, <a href="http://www.fldoe.org/profdev/pdf/EduEvalRatings.pdf">according to initial statewide teacher evaluation data released Tuesday, </a>a slight increase over last year's results.<br /> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 02:24:41 +0000 John O'Connor 24598 at http://blog.wlrn.org More Florida Teachers Earn Top Ratings In 2012-2013 School Year Teachers May Receive Raises Sooner Than June 2014 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/teachers-may-receive-raises-sooner-june-2014 Teachers might not have to wait another year for a raise after all.<p>Leaders in the Florida Legislature are working on a fix to the education budget that<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2013/04/29/lawmakers-and-gov-scott-compromise-on-teacher-raises/"> provides $480 million in raises for teachers and other school personnel</a>.<p>But according to the budget, that money won&#8217;t be in paychecks until June 2014.<p>Lawmakers say a technical fix should get teachers their raises before next year.<p>“We need to give the school districts a little more flexibility to spend that money so Wed, 01 May 2013 19:40:28 +0000 Gina Jordan 13345 at http://blog.wlrn.org Lawmakers, Gov. Scott Compromise On Teacher Raises http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lawmakers-gov-scott-compromise-teacher-raises Lawmakers and Gov. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:43:12 +0000 Gina Jordan 13195 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Investigates Teacher Certification At Online Giant K12 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-investigates-teacher-certification-online-giant-k12 An <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2013/04/23/read-the-florida-department-of-education-investigators-report-on-k12-inc/">inquiry by the Florida Department of Education’s Inspector General</a> found that online educator K12 Inc. employed three teachers in Florida who lacked proper certification to teach some subjects, according to a draft report.<p>Virginia-based K12 is the nation’s largest operator of online schools. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:33:46 +0000 John O'Connor & Trevor Aaronson 12967 at http://blog.wlrn.org