Nearly 98 percent of Florida teachers earned a top rating, according to initial statewide teacher evaluation data released Tuesday, a slight increase over last year's results.
About one-third of teachers earned the top rating of "highly effective," up from 23 percent of teachers last year. About 66 percent were rated "effective," the largest category this year.
Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 11:04 am
Teachers might not have to wait another year for a raise after all.
Leaders in the Florida Legislature are working on a fix to the education budget that provides $480 million in raises for teachers and other school personnel.
But according to the budget, that money won’t be in paychecks until June 2014.
Lawmakers say a technical fix should get teachers their raises before next year.
Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 9:52 am
Lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott reached a compromise on $480 million in raises for teachers and other school workers.
The raises are part of a $74 billion spending plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
Districts will have flexibility in how the money is awarded based on local collective bargaining agreements.
Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 10:52 pm
An inquiry by the Florida Department of Education’s Inspector General found that online educator K12 Inc. employed three teachers in Florida who lacked proper certification to teach some subjects, according to a draft report.
Virginia-based K12 is the nation’s largest operator of online schools. K12 operates in 43 Florida school districts, including in Miami-Dade, Broward, Hillsborough, Orange and Duval counties.