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Florida education news in review, week of Dec. 2, 2018

Florida education news in review, week of Dec. 2, 2018

Florida’s education commissioner resigned this week, and soon after incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he wanted to pick his own department chief. But the State Board of Education has the statutory power to appoint the commissioner — no...
Published: 12/08/18
Teacher of the Year finalists for Hillsborough

Teacher of the Year finalists for Hillsborough

These finalists were named Friday for the Hillsborough County Public Schools Teacher of the Year and Excellence in Education awards for 2019:Teacher of the Year:Nicole Bates, Math Resource, Mendenhall ElementaryAnne Smith, Physical Education, Caminit...
Published: 12/07/18
Florida education deserves better than Richard Corcoran, home county teachers union leader says

Florida education deserves better than Richard Corcoran, home county teachers union leader says

Former Pasco County lawmaker Richard Corcoran is winning praise from the likes of Jeb Bush for his nomination to become Florida's next education commissioner.The leader of Pasco's public school employees association is not joining in the applause.Cal...
Published: 12/07/18
Hillsborough schools lobbyist Connie Milito finds a ‘duty to say yes’ to DeSantis transition team nod

Hillsborough schools lobbyist Connie Milito finds a ‘duty to say yes’ to DeSantis transition team nod

Connie Milito still isn't sure who gave the Ron DeSantis transition team her name.But when she got the invitation to serve on his 41-member education advisory group, Milito found she couldn't say no."Our school district will have a voice if I say yes...
Published: 12/07/18
Florida education news: Commissioner pick, transition team, school choice and more

Florida education news: Commissioner pick, transition team, school choice and more

NEXT COMMISSIONER? As anticipated, Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis announces he wants former House Speaker Richard Corcoran to serve as Florida's next education commissioner. Now it's up to the State Board of Education to decide whether to grant the req...
Published: 12/07/18
Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis picks Corcoran for education, Moskowitz for emergency management

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis picks Corcoran for education, Moskowitz for emergency management

Florida Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis wants former state House Speaker Richard Corcoran to be the state's next education commissioner and Democratic lawmaker Jared Moskowitz to be the next director of the Division of Emergency Management, his transiti...
Published: 12/06/18
DeSantis names wide-ranging education transition committee

DeSantis names wide-ranging education transition committee

While speculation swirls over who he wants to be Florida's next education commissioner, Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced his 41-person team to develop a plan aimed at implementing his education goals.The list includes a broad cross-secti...
Published: 12/06/18
Gradebook podcast: More than money — Pinellas County teacher contract negotiations

Gradebook podcast: More than money — Pinellas County teacher contract negotiations

Across Florida and the nation, teachers have been demanding better pay for the work they do. The concerns surpass just pay, though, as educators see their work loads rise as working conditions deteriorate.It's those non-financial objectives that have...
Published: 12/06/18
Florida education news: School changes, commissioner choice, school choice and more

Florida education news: School changes, commissioner choice, school choice and more

BIG CHANGES: The Pasco County school district unveils a proposal to overhaul the educational offerings for children living in a high poverty, high crime region along the U.S. 19 corridor. The plan calls for closing two schools, which has so...
Published: 12/06/18
Pasco school choice application period open

Pasco school choice application period open

Middle and high school families seeking to change their children's school assignments for the 2019-20 academic year have another week to apply for their preferred campus.The district has opened all options, including open enrollment, magnet schools a...
Published: 12/05/18