Legislative Update - 04/15/14

Most State Building Money Now Goes to Charter Schools By William March | Tribune Staff - Published: April 14, 2014 TAMPA ­­— U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor plunged into the argument over charter schools vs. traditional public schools Monday, accusing charter school advocates in the state Legislature of “theft of tax dollars from our public schools.” Read more[...]

ESE Certification

During the 2013 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 1108 was passed and signed into law. Section 9 of the bill added an ESE instruction component of 20 inservice hours or 1 college credit to the professional certification requirements. Read more about the bill and how it may impact you here: ESE Certification Requirements

Florida DOE VAM Data

“There are certain things that lend themselves easily to mathematical interpretation,” said Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins, executive director of the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association. “I don’t think teaching or how kids learn are things that are easily captured in a mathematical formula.” Read more here:How does VAM measure teachers?

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