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FLORIDA GOV. RON DESANTIS APPROVES $800 MILLION TO INCREASE
TEACHER PAY

From ABC Action News
By: Matt Papaycik - March 21, 2022

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Florida is putting a record amount of money toward raising teacher pay.

Speaking at Renaissance Charter School in Wellington on Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he's approving $800 million from the state's new budget to increase the average minimum salary of teachers to at least $47,500.                READ MORE

 

 

DESANTIS SIGNS LAW ENDING FLORIDA’S YEAR-END SCHOOL TESTING

From Sun-Sentinel

Florida’s era of the big, anxiety-inducing, year-end “high-stakes testing” dreaded by students, parents and teachers alike is over. Almost. With a stroke of his pen Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill (SB 1048) scrapping the Florida Standards Assessment exams starting next year, replacing them with smaller, more frequent tests under a system that will provide more frequent progress monitoring.  READ MORE

 

COURT BACKS CHARTER SCHOOLS IN FUNDING FIGHT

From CBS12 News
by Jim Saunders  -  Wednesday, March 16, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (News Service of Florida) — In the second similar decision in little more than a year, an appeals court ruled Wednesday that charter schools are entitled to receive a cut of property-tax money approved by Miami-Dade County voters for improving teacher pay and school safety. READ MORE

 

SARASOTA COUNTY VOTERS RENEW SCHOOL TAX

From Florida Politics
By Jacob Ogles - March 9, 2022

It's been renewed consistently since 2002.
A schools tax in Sarasota County will be in place for another four years.

With all precincts counted, unofficial final results from the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections indicated strong enough levels of support that proved insurmountable. READ MORE

 

INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE'S PLANS FOR CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL NEAR INDIANTOWN MOVE FORWARD

From TC Palm
By Lina Ruiz    February 25, 2022
MARTIN COUNTY — Indian River State College’s plans to build a charter high school near Indiantown are moving forward after the Board of Trustees and the County Commission approved a lease agreement this week. READ MORE

 
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