Articles in Category: 'FEA'

By: David Royse News Service of Florida | Posted: February 11, 2011 3:55 AM
In a subdued and mostly empty committee room, a Senate committee gave the first-up vote Thursday to a new bill setting out how teachers would be paid.
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: October 6, 2010 4:05 AM

Two weeks after supporters of Amendment 8 began a campaign to urge Floridians to vote in favor of the constitutional change that would relax caps on class sizes, opponents of the measure are fighting back.

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By: Lane Wright | Posted: October 1, 2010 6:15 PM
Gov. Charlie Crist was invited to be the Grand Marshall at Everglades High School's homecoming. And while he was in Miramar Friday in the role of governor, he took the opportunity to remind teachers to support him in his bid for U.S. senator.
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By: Lane Wright | Posted: September 23, 2010 4:05 AM
With slightly more than three weeks to go before the Florida electorate begins deciding on a change to class-size requirements in public schools, state leaders say voters are getting misinformation.
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By: Michael Peltier News Service of Florida | Posted: September 17, 2010 4:05 AM
Responding to a request by an appellate court, the Florida Supreme Court agreed Thursday to take up a dispute between the state’s largest teachers union and the Legislature, which have squared off over lawmakers’ attempt to relax class size restrictions passed by voters in 2002.
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By: Michael Peltier News Service of Florida | Posted: September 11, 2010 4:05 AM
A proposal critics say lets state lawmakers off the funding hook for a 2002 amendment to limit class size remains on track to go before voters in November, following a circuit court ruling Friday that clears the way for its inclusion on the ballot.
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: March 30, 2010 6:40 PM
A letter from a high school junior calls the idea "beyond ridiculous." A pleading voicemail message tells legislators that students "want to have our teachers for next year."

Children have been flooding Republican senators with phone calls and handwritten letters, urging them to defeat an effort that would institute performance pay for Florida teachers.

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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: June 26, 2010 4:05 AM

All of the major candidates for governor are pushing for the change in the state Constitution that dictates how large school classrooms can be, which could let some classes increase slightly in size.

Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow for a more lenient way of counting students to give schools flexibility on meeting class-size requirements touted the positions of the gubernatorial candidates in a release Wednesday, saying the candidates were putting policy over politics by unanimously supporting the proposed change in the law.

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By: Lane Wright | Posted: March 16, 2010 2:34 PM
A program that allows corporations to get a tax credit for contributing money for scholarship programs could soon get a boost in funding.
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